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I have a 99 Polaris XC700 . I am trying to hook up a 12V plugin for my GPS. How do i test for a hot wire . I used a volt meater but I could not get a reading .Un hooked the yellow wire off the regulator and started up the sled to test and the low beams burnt out Will the voltage change dammage my GPS? Can I Hook it to a wire on my headlights?
 

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I'm in the same situation. I'd like to hook up my new GPS on the sled, but I need a place to hook it to. I think I remember reading somewhere that you have to have some sort of voltage converter to run 12V DC items from the sleds electrical system. I know there is a guy that makes a little box and sells them here and on Hardcore Sledder for $35.00 shipped. All you do is wire it in and add a 12V outlet. I was going to order one, but I haven't done any other research about the situation yet. I want to know that I NEED it before I order it.
 

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your right.. you need a converter box to convert the AC voltage of our sleds to DC for the GPS, unless the GPS is AC.. don't hook DC accessories up to AC unless you have a deep pocket to keep replacing them..
 

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Your GPS is designed to run off of DC, Your snowmobile produces AC.... Unless you have a rectifier built into the stock wiring you are going to have to get DC somehow. Polaris does have a 12v DC powerpoint/lighter kit designed for their sleds. I forgot the part number. I installed one on my 96 xlt. The kit included a rectifier, lighter jack, basic wire harness, and capacitor. Call your dealer and ask them to research it for you. If I remember right the kit cost around 55 dollars. It was a simple and straight forward bolt in without any wire cutting and splicing. It's worth the money.
 
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