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Got my new 2014 Polaris Brutus HD
Very confused about fuse access!!
Book says to open & change fuse or relay of needed.

Looking at it, it's gonna be a PITA to open!
Also thinking it's late at night, out on a trail & headlight fuse goes out.
Fuses do die of age & fatigue, doesn't need to be a short.

The adventure begins!!
Any suggestions??
Many thanks!!
Duke
 

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I've had mine for just over a year, have yet to need to even think about the fuse block until I read your post. I took a look, and with a PTO model, at least the center console fascia blocks access to the fuses and breakers. Good reason to bring the right socket wrench when you ride :)

For connecting additional accessories, lights, etc. there are available connections under the front "hood" and a spade connector on the back of the 12VDC accessory outlets.
 
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Looking at mine, it has some type of push lock buttons? holding the console in.
I know I can pull them out, may need a special tool?
Not sure if they will be reusable once pulled out?
Does the joystick knob have to be removed as well? Looks like yes...

Imagine some cold winter night, your deep in the woods & you have to replace the headlight fuse, holding a flashlight in one hand and working in gloves.... or am I missing a secret latch someplace??

Not to be a worry-wort, I just like to solve potential problem BEFORE they become an issue.
Like carrying spare fuses.
 

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Looking at mine, it has some type of push lock buttons? holding the console in.
I know I can pull them out, may need a special tool?
Not sure if they will be reusable once pulled out?
Sounds like standard push-lock fasteners? If you are careful pulling them out (or have the right tool) they are reusable, if you mess up, they are cheap to replace.
Not to be a worry-wort, I just like to solve potential problem BEFORE they become an issue.
Like carrying spare fuses.
Speaking of spare fuses, once you get to the fuse box, there are spares provided, according to the manual.
Does the joystick knob have to be removed as well? Looks like yes... Imagine some cold winter night, your deep in the woods & you have to replace the headlight fuse, holding a flashlight in one hand and working in gloves.... or am I missing a secret latch someplace??
You should give it a go, video your attempt, post it on Youtube, link in this thread.
 
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Sounds like standard push-lock fasteners? If you are careful pulling them out (or have the right tool) they are reusable, if you mess up, they are cheap to replace.
Speaking of spare fuses, once you get to the fuse box, there are spares provided, according to the manual.
You should give it a go, video your attempt, post it on Youtube, link in this thread.
Good idea!
I bought a small tool that I think will work?
I will definitely take pics at least & post, I'm terrible at videos!!
Hopefully in next few days a bit warmer.
Thanks for the replies!!!
 

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I've had mine open at least once, it's a little bit annoying to do just to access the fuses, but it's not terribly difficult. You don't need to remove the joystick. You do need to remove the knob from the throttle lever, it just pulls off. I have a KD tools #3729 push pin pliers that works pretty well to pull the pins.
 

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I've had mine open at least once, it's a little bit annoying to do just to access the fuses, but it's not terribly difficult. You don't need to remove the joystick. You do need to remove the knob from the throttle lever, it just pulls off. I have a KD tools #3729 push pin pliers that works pretty well to pull the pins.
Many thanks!!
 

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I opened up the fuse access area today, warm enough I didn't freeze while doing it. This will be a real PITA out on a trail of you are not prepared!!! I strongly suggest doing a practice run in your garage before you have the "need" to do it!
1 - GET A TOOL to remove the plastic push pins BEFORE you "need it"!! Also a small Phillips head screwdriver & spare fuses!!!
2 - Remove passenger seat bottom & set aside. (Drivers seat can stay in place)
3 - Remove inner or top pin, then remove the second outer pin. Not hard once you have done it. Four (4) total, one in each corner.
4 - Remove the red plastic knob, this will be real fun if below zero degrees as plastic isn't flexible!!
5 - Remove the Phillips head screw in the back of the hydraulic knob, it's a small one!
6 - Pull straight up on the knob to remove it & also remove the rubber boot.
7 - Lift the cover off & set over passenger seat.
8 - Fuses are labeled, ** NOTE** the labels are on in orientation to location of the fuses!! The one towards the driver is printed upside down compared to the passenger side. Once you look at it you will understand it, however I think with a little thought Polaris could have done a better job at this. (Sorry I didn't get a clear shot, using phone camera) I did NOT find any spare fuses in mine, so pull out a fuse & get spares before you need them!! They may be different by model year so I won't list what mine are.
Good luck & BE PREPARED!!
You may be able to leave the hydraulic knob on & remove the rubber boot over it. I just found this a bit easier to explain.
 

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Additional notes... thank you for your patients with me.
Ignore the date, my old Kodak is getting brain dead & keeps resetting to that date.

You CAN easily remove the boot over the joystick without removing the knob, this helps a lot out on a trail!

I added a picture of the fuse covers that you can read, a little thinking by Polaris & they could have reformatted the label so you could read both from the drivers side. It can be done with a decent printing program.

Get a pair of pliers with the teeth so you can easily remove a fuse if need be. I tried & quickly ran for my pliers drawer,
I now carry these in my box on my Brutus. Cheap ones from Menards & I also bought spare fuses!
Thanks!!
 

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