How to Reset a Kawasaki Prairie Belt Switchby Chris Gilliland
An illuminated belt light on your Kawasaki Prairie's instrument panel is usually an indication that the ATV's belt is ready for replacement or adjustment. But, once the belt is taken care off, the light has a habit of sticking around. Many Prairie owners opt to deal with the problem by riding with the light on, since there is no visible way of resetting the light. Doing so is dangerous, however, as the light will not be able to warn you of potential belt problems. Luckily, resetting the light is a quick task that can put an end to your frustration.
Park your Prairie on a level surface and turn the ignition to the Off position. Let your Prairie cool for at least 15 minutes.
Follow the belt failure sensor's wiring from the rectangular box above the CVT belt cover on the right side of the motor to your Prairie's wiring harness. Unplug the wiring's 2-pin connector from the harness.
Unplug the gray and black wiring connectors, located above the CVT belt cover. Plug the male gray connector into the female black connector and the male black connector into the female gray connector.
Turn your Prairie's ignition switch to the On position. The belt light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the Off position after 10 seconds.
Unplug the gray and black connectors and reconnect them to their corresponding connectors. Reconnect the belt failure sensor's 2-pin connector to your Prairie's wiring harness.
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An avid motorcyclist, Chris Gilliland has immersed himself into the two-wheeled world while balancing work life and raising three daughters. When he is not managing the parts department of a local, multi-line motorcycle dealership, Gilliland can often be found riding, writing or working on his motorcycle blog, Wingman's Garage.