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Hi Guys,

Had a great day out yesterday but finished up going through water over the headlights, no problems with engine cutting out or spluttering but when I got home found both headlights full of water and bulbs blown. Anyone have any ideas apart from not going soo deep.
 

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Wow, I never had mine that deep just out of fear it would die and get waterbound. I would have thought the headlights were watertight tho, I blast my lights all the time with the pressure washer and they never got any water in there at all. Now submerging them may be another issue all together. I am wondering if the water may have cracked your lens somewhere from the lights being on(very hot lens) and when they hit the cold water may have cracked somewhere. Just a thought..
 

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Changed bulb and checked for cracks and all ok, went riding again this afternoon and had more fun in deep water, same thing happened one of the lights got water in again. It seems to be coming in from the bulb housing. Did not use lights so did not blow bulb today, dried it out and all still works fine. I have no mods on 2005 grizzly and ride it deep at least up to lights with no problems that I have read others have, spluttering etc. I would not like to get water in the air intake but it seems to be high up in the front fenders and have had no problems so far.
 

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On the same subject, my headligh bulbs both broke off and fell into the head lamp. Talk about a hard time to get the bulbs out. If it ever happens to you, easiest way to remove the bulb is to break it ss and use a "crooked" long nose wrench to pull out the larger parts from the tiny hole. Then use something sticky like chewing gum at the end of a stick to remove the remaining broken glass.
 

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mines does the same thing when i go through deep water dont no why though. Bulbs get expensive at 10.50 a bulb. the best way to get it out when they break is to flip the machine straight up on the back rack and its alot easier to get the glass and bulb out
 

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take the lights out and place in water, then you'll see exactly where the leak is and if it is a defect or not. They aren't hard to remove.

I've had mine thru water so deep we have to stand on the seat and I dont ever recall water in the lights.

Jim
 

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Since I'm new to this forum, I will probably be reviving a lot of these old posts.
I read an old ATV Magazine review on either the 03 or 04 Grizzly and one of their complaints was the headlights cracked. I assume they were talking about the housing and not the bulb. Has anyone else experienced something like this.

If the water is coming in through the hole where the bulb is, would puting some grease around the bulb help.

I don't plan on going in water that deep, but this is good information just in case.
 

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ive been in water half way up the gas tank,and no problemswith the head lights or any other

only one time i had an issue with water,,somehow water got in the belt primary,and started slipping,but i was still able to nurse it out,,it only happened once

my '05 grizz was one of the first out in '04,i bought it in late May of last year,they had literally just got them in that day,and they were still putting it together when we finished the paperwork

and ive had zero problems

my buddy was talking smack when he found out i didnt buy anouther Polaris,but when i yarded up a wheely and he could see the belly of the beast,all the smack talk'n was over,his sportsman 700 cant even lift the front an inch
 
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