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More and more, automobiles, side-by-sides, and other means of transportation are becoming increasingly computerized and electrified. The electrical system in the Can-am Defender is particularly important, performing a variety of functions throughout the machine. Sure the UTV battery and bus bar in your rig power all the electric aftermarket accessories such as winches, lights, and stereos, but there is more to the Can-am Defender electric system than that. A short circuit in a single wire harness can throw maintenance lights and render your UTV completely non-functional at best, and can start electric fires that destroy your machine at worst. Faulty or misfiring electrical connections on various UTV components can also trigger limp mode to engage, leaving you with a painfully slow machine that cannot exceed 10-15 MPH. A leaking seal or condensation can cause the ECM to get wet, and a loose plugin on the fuel paddle will both case the Can-am Defender to go into limp mode. Ask your dealer or mechanic to look at the engine harness as it wraps down by the front of the engine and goes through the fire wall to plug into the ECU under the seat.

 

  • Can Am Starter Solenoid

    Can Am Starter Solenoid by Moose

    $35.95

    Starter Solenoid Features: Solenoid for many ATVs and UTVs with round starter housings Multiple connections for easy installation   Featured Blog Post: Learn how to diagnose, fix, and modify your Can-Am Commander electrical system.

  • Can Am Truflex LED Dual Color Dual Converter by Custom Dynamics

    Can Am Truflex LED Dual Color Dual Converter by Custom Dynamics

    $14.95

    TruFLEX® Dual Color Dual Converters install in line with the single red power from the Custom Dynamics® Dual Color TruFLEX® LED light strips to convert it from single intensity (i.e. Brake Only) to dual intensity (i.e. Run/Brake) while the Amber LEDs...

  • Can Am Truflex LED Dual Converter by Custom Dynamics

    Can Am Truflex LED Dual Converter by Custom Dynamics

    $14.95

    TruFLEX® Dual Converters install in line with Custom Dynamics® Single Color Red TruFLEX® or Amber TruFLEX® LED light strips to convert it from single intensity (i.e. Brake Only) to dual intensity (i.e. Run/Brake or Run/Turn). Low intensity (running)...

  • Can Am Truflex Ii Dual Converters by Custom Dynamics

    Can Am Truflex Ii Dual Converters by Custom Dynamics

    $14.95

    TruFLEX II® Dual Converters install in line with the single power from the TruFLEX II® LED light strip to convert it from single intensity (i.e. Brake Only) to dual intensity (i.e. Run and Brake). Low intensity (running) illuminates at 30% Intensity...

  • Can-Am Maverick Relays by Quad Logic

    Can-Am Maverick Relays by Quad Logic

    $19.99

    Can-Am Maverick Relays by Quad Logic Replace your blown relay with this exact replacement by the original manufacturer Song Chuan. These relays are located in the fuse panel and has4 or 5 pins. SOLD EACH. Note:- Replaces Can- Am part Numbers:...

  • Can-Am Spark Plug Cap by Quad Logic

    Can-Am Spark Plug Cap by Quad Logic

    $19.95

    Can-Am Maverick Spark Plug Cap by Quad Logic A misfiring engine or loss of spark could simply be a bad spark plug cap. Replace it quickly and easily with this genuine NGK cap. The cap will simply thread into your original coil wire and you are back in...

  • Can-Am Ignition Coil by Quad Logic

    Can-Am Ignition Coil by Quad Logic

    $49.95

    Can-Am Maverick Ignition Coil by Quad Logic Replace that burnt out ignition coil with this exact OEM replacement. The coil wires and wire harness install just like the original unit. Weight 8 oz Dimensions 9 × 7 × 1 in Replaces Can-Am...

When it comes to diagnosing electrical issues in a side-by-side, there are a few things that often the culprit. If the problem is intermittent, randomly coming and going, the first thing to check for is chaffed, pinched, or burnet wires. Corrosion on wire connecters is another common issue in UTV electric systems, and bad grounds happen a lot as well. The stator in the motor and the rectifier are also potential problems. Something as simple as a broken or cracked magnet on the fly wheel can cause all sorts of issues in the Can-am electrical system. To proactively protect your Can-am Defender’s electrical system, we’d suggest putting some dielectric grease on all the terminal connecting points to prevent rust, corrosion, and water damage. You don’t apply the grease right on the connection, but rather, the ribs of the weather seal to prevent water intrusion. A very small amount of dielectric grease applied to the pins is ok to prevent corrosion, but the weather seal itself is designed to keep moisture out to prevent corrosion. The dielectric grease on the weather seal ribs not only completes a 100% sealed connector, but also lubricates the seal to prevent possible seal damage from the disconnect and reconnect process of the connector itself. Regardless of what you need to protect, replace, or repair in your Can-am Defender’s electric system, we here at Everything Can-Am Offroad have the parts, equipment, and tools to keep your machine’s electric system running right.