How to Reset the Service Wrench on a Polaris Sportsman

by Chris Gilliland

The flashing service wrench icon on a Polaris Sportsman's speedometer can lead many riders to panic. In most cases, this icon is triggered by the engine's hours of operation reaching a programmed interval, and it acts as a friendly reminder that your ATV is ready for a routine servicing. Whether you perform the service yourself or leave the work to professionals, the wrench icon will continue to appear until it is manually reset.

Sportsman XP Models

1

Turn the ignition switch on. Do not start the motor at this time.

2

Press the "SELECT" button to scroll through the speedometer's menu functions until the remaining service hours are displayed.

3

Press and hold the "MENU" button until service hours flash on the display.

4

Press the "SELECT" button repeatedly to scroll through the interval settings. This will allow you to adjust the amount of engine operation hours before triggering the service wrench Icon. You may elect to turn the service feature off completely by selecting "OFF" in the menu.

5

Wait until the service hours display stops flashing, then turn the ignition switch off. The service wrench icon has now been reset.

Sportsman HO Models

1

Turn the ignition switch on then off. Wait for a 10-second period.

2

Lock the parking brake and place the ATV into neutral.

3

Press and hold the "Mode/Reverse Override" button and turn the ignition switch on. Release the "Mode/Reverse Override" button once the speedometer display has fully activated.

4

Press the "Mode/Reverse Override" button to scroll through the menu functions on the display until you have reached the service interval function. Select the service interval function by holding the "Mode/Reverse Override" button for three seconds until the service wrench icon begins to flash.

5

Set the next service interval by holding the "Mode/Reverse Override" button to advance the next service interval in one-hour increments. Wait until the service hours display stops flashing and turn the ignition switch off. The service wrench icon has now been reset.

About the Author

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.

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