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guys i own a 2001 polaris xc sp 500 and want to wire my hjc face shield into my sled but am have trouble finding the 12-13.6 volts needed to run it. can you guys tell where i should wire it, i checked the hand warmers but couldn t find the 12 volts an ideas? thanks
 

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Headlight/Tail light circuit should be 12V. Might even have a 12V lead in the brake lever switch you could tap into. I would leave the headlight alone personally. You can always stand to loose the tail light but at night it's the headlight that gets you home.


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Depending upon the amount of power needed you can also probably plug into the instrument lights...there should probably be an extra plug there already for more gauges.

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On all polaris sleds the yellow wire with a red stripe is a regulated 12 volt line. You can splice into any of these wires and they will work. If it is only a yellow wire it is unregulated and should not be used.
This is the color code on all the wires that go to the lights and the accessories.

 

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Let me caution you DO NOT plug into the thumb hand warmers power.
You could if you had a battery draw from there but most likely you don't on the 500xc. That would still not be great cause as you draw the battery the thumb/hand warmers kick out to charge the battery.
The lights are on thier own power source and are a good source of power if you have no alternates use them, but still not a good circut to overload. loss of lights at night is a bad thing.
Polaris xc models have a separate power source that is key switched at the ignition and only have power 12vt. when engine is running. You can find these wires to connect to on the right hand side of the fuel tank behind the coweling. You may need a meeter to find the live feed it should be gray and a small stripe I think black or red. In any case from the factory they have caps on the end and just seem to be extra wires going no place. If you can't locate them let me know I will go and look at mine what color it was. Just too cold to run out tonight.
I found out the hard way of where to connect. heated shields are awsome but they can draw some serious power when cold too.


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The most common is tail-light wires, because these bulbs are on all the time the machine is running, headlight has hi an low beams and hand/thumb warmers have different levels they can run at.

So I'd say run it off your tail light wiring.



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If you can't find the wire that wryjoker is talking about i would call the dealer and talk to one of the mechanics in the shop. Usually they are more than happy help out.
 
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