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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Neutral switch?

Ive got an 07 660 SE Rhino,, and am having trouble with starting.. it goes into neutral fine, but its really hard to get the neutral light to come on, and if the light isnt on, it wont start..... Same trouble with the brake,, the switch that activates the brake lights is the same that allows starting in gear.. and it isnt working either. Is there somewhere to get these items, or is there a fix to cure my trouble.. its getting really aggravating.. Thanks
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 10:53 PM
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I would check all the wires coming out from under the stock air cleaner to start. You might have a loose one or maybe melted. I think the gear sensor is the one on the backside of the shift linkage, could be wrong.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks,, Ill check it. It almost seems like a position sensor or something, as it seems to have a tiny area that it will come on, but you have to very carefully move the shifter around a little till it comes on, but it seems in colder weather it is much harder to find the spot.. if that makes sense.. but its getting aggravating,, if Im out riding and shut it off, it may take me 15 minutes to get it started again! Ill chech it out,, again,, thanks.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-01-2010, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Well,,, Im sure not getting much help on this here!

Maybe if I word it different....

Does anyone know where the sensor or switch is at that turns on the nuetral light when it is shifted to neutral?

Also, where can I get a new switch that activates the brake lights on a Rhino.. I keep asking these questions and calling dealerships and everyone acts like Im an idiot and no one knows what Im talking about!..

Can anyone help me please?

That said... Yes I have checked the wiring, the brake light switch is bad for some reason, but I dont seem to be able to find one to buy anywhere, I can jump across the terminals on the brake light switch and it will start... I can also adjust my shift linkage and the light will come on and it will start,, but the first time I shift it out of neutral and back into neutral, no light,, so evidently that switch is bad also, but I am unable to find it anywhere.... Thanks for anything you guys can give me here.
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The neutral switch, if I am not mistaken, is located on the back side of the shifter. I had trouble with a switch on mine, but I don't remember if it was the reverse switch or the neutral. The switch I had trouble with was a micro switch and was mounted to a bracket with one screw (which is what I had to replace) and the other end of the switch has a tab. I have not had any trouble with my brake lights, but you may be able to clean the switch with a good contact cleaner and check the switch with an ohm meter afterward. The switch may just be contaminated with dirt/mud. To access the switch behind the shifter, remove the e-brake rubber boot, remove the engine cover, and check the switch at the rear of the shifter. I found mine just hanging by the wire. Good luck!

Oh....one other thing. My Rhino will crank up whether it is FWD, N, or REV. It doesn't have to be in neutral to crank, or atleast mine don't.

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Its not on the shifter,, Ive already been in there and looked for it,, nothing around teh shifter except the parking brake light switch. Mine will only start in gear with the brake pushed,, and if the brake lights dont light up, then it dont start then either..lol I found a place to order what I need today from a dealership,, (the brake switch). They couldnt even tell me at the dealership where the neutral switch is located! But they can give me a price on one though!
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under air box, just forward of the oil filter housing, gear position switch. not the single wire one, that is for rev.



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Thank you,, Ill check it out
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 03:30 PM
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their is two bolts on it. be careful when you pull it out that you dont break the housing. you can lightly sand the contacts then put some dielectric grease on them. i bought a new one and still have to fight with it.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 05:24 PM
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I am having the same problem. Did you find the fix??
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-10-2011, 07:58 PM
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mine does the same thing, ignore it and push the brake and it will start.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 01:12 PM
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mine wont start in gear..t is that?
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 02:29 PM
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You do know that you have depress the brake pedal when in gear to for the starter relay to engage right...

Is it a stock cdi...???

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 06:01 PM
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lol..yes.. maybe my sensor needs adjusted.. dynatek cdi
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Try the stock cdi just to make sure...probably not it...simple to do...

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