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Need some help here...... Had a steep, rugged climb to make this past weekend and decided to err on the side of caution and use diff lock. Had to wind up holding the override while making my run because it would cut out on me. I understand the reverse part of it, but hi-range, going forward in lock mode? Is it supposed to do that?
 

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I've used diff lock several times on my '08 650, both high and low range and have never had it cut out on me. That doesn't sound right. Maybe someone else will chime in.
 

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Same as on my 650. It was quite a task to steer that beast with one hand and hold the overide with the other navigating that climb. Thanks for your input......
 

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I have an XTZ and yes I have to hold the overide switch while I have the diff locked. I found out when I got it stuck in deep snow.
 

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I tried both. I had to dig the machine out by hand. I have a winch but I was on a river and the tree line was to far away. After I dug out the snow from under it I was able to drive it back on top of the packed snow. That was the only time I used it.
 

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i have a 08 650 xt h1 prowler , just rebuilt front gear box for the 4x4 the diff lock is controlled by a cable that pulls in pin out to lock front wheels together. had a 06 650 v-2 atv with diff loc never had to use overide with dif lock engaged on either machine. can look a parts break down is for more info. hope this helps. contact me if i can help more
 

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yeah, that cut out about got me killed the first time i was hill climbing.....

if a buddy is with me, i usually have them hold it.....

like has been said, i can understand the reverse but not forward....
 

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I ordered an on/off switch and jumpered the override switch. This way when I want to override the limiter (when in diff lock -forward/reverse high/low) all I have to do is switch it on.
 

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I have an 08 prowler and I noticed when I reved the motor up too high the diff lock wanted to cut out on me even though I have installed a Dynatek chip that gets rid of the rev limiter.Mine really seems to do better in 4 wheel low when in deep mud.I have some noise issues going on with mine now that I really beat it hard in the mud in Canada. When I'm going at high speed 2 wheel drive down the road and I let off the gas pedal it makes one heck of a click,click, click noise. Any ideas? It sounds like the clutch or brakes or something clinging in the trans area.Any ideas?
 

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Over ride switch

I ordered an on/off switch and jumpered the override switch. This way when I want to override the limiter (when in diff lock -forward/reverse high/low) all I have to do is switch it on.
Care to share where and what switch you ordered? I think if you can replace the existing monitary contact with a maintained contact that should work?
 

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It is the standard accessory on/off switch from arctic cat. You can get from your dealer or many of the on-line artci cat parts stores. I got from my local dealer. The switch was a little more but I did not have to pay shipping.

The part number is 1436-178. You can also find by searching "arctic cat prowler accessory on/off switch". I paid around $10.
 

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Thanks for the info. If my Prower wasn't 200 miles from me I would have looked at it. I wasn't sure if was just a single pole or what it was with some jumpers. Thanks again
 
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