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My 1999 polaris explorer will not go into 4 wheel drive. The speedometer also does not work. I am told that it wil not go into 4 wheel drive if the speedo does not work. If this is the case can I bypass the expensive speedo?

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If your speedometer is broken then your AWD will not work. You can do 2 things

1. Replace the Speedometer
2. Remove the 6 pin plug from your speedometer
On the plug, short the brown/Brown White wires together and
tape it up good.
Do not reconnect the plug.
You will lose the function of the speedometer but your AWD will work.

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    this guy knows what he is talking about my override switch 4x4 and speedo quit working all at the same time and this fixed it thanks a ton saved me 200-300 dollars

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You need to change the speedometer, the four whel drive runs through it. their is no getting around it. Check ebay you can probably pick one up fairly cheap.

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Check the wiring in the front where the oil tank is and take off the hub caps and check for damege check the 4 wheel drive switch it mite be bad they cost a round 20 or 30 dollars

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