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HOW TO INSTALL A TURN-SIGNAL KIT ON YOUR UTV

August 1, 2017
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— DUX DELUXE TURN SIGNAL, BRAKE LIGHT, HORN KIT —

Several states allow UTVs to be licensed for the street, which is really handy when trying to connect USFS and BLM trails. There are various requirements by state, but Arizona, the Dakotas, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming require turn signals. Hisun, CFMoto, Assault, Odes and a few other UTV manufacturers have OEM turn signals, as do Polaris UTVs for the international market. The rest of us can convert our UTVs for street use with a kit like Dux’s UTV Signal kit. Installing a Dux Deluxe Signal kit is a fun job that allows some creativity. The Dux kit for the Polaris RZR uses the OEM taillights and supplies six amber LED lights, plus a horn, rear license-plate bracket and light, controls, and all of the necessary hardware for installation.

1.) The Dux Deluxe Signal kit includes (clockwise from top) instructions, a wiring harness with sheave and flasher unit, 105-decibel horn, column-mounted signal switch with horn button, six amber LED lights, LED turn-indicator light, tie-wraps, brake-light switch and connectors, and a license-plate bracket with light. MSRP is $369.95, but Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has it for $349.95

 

2.) After marking the bodywork for the front LEDs, drill six 3/4-inch holes.

 

3.) Remove the grommet on each LED. Press the grommet into each hole. Thread the wires through each grommet, and then press each LED home. Note the “top” marking on each light. The black wire attaches to either the green or yellow harness wire, and the white wire connects to the white harness wire.

 

4.) Remove the hood and the dash-cover retainer Torx bolts, and push the dash to the rear of the car.

 

5.) Remove the seats, two #30 Torx console bolts and five plastic push rivets. Push the center console cover up and to the side.

 

6.) Push the taillight end of the harness through the accessory-wire grommet in the firewall and feed it through. Run the Dux harness down the tunnel, making sure it’s routed away from the drive shaft and coolant tubes. Running it along the OEM harness is a good idea, all the way to the back of the UTV. Zip-tie the harness in place when all is happy, and replace the tunnel cover and seats.

 

7.) Connect the Dux harness to the accessory power strip on the firewall; orange is positive and white is negative. You might want to do this last, after splicing in the license-plate wires. Also, the center-side Torx power-strip mounting bolt makes a good place to mount the Dux horn.

 

8.) The brake-light switch on the brake master cylinder is hard to reach, so I removed the left front shock. Reach behind the master cylinder and unplug the OEM harness. Use the kit’s T-tap to splice in the gray/black Dux harness wire, and replace the brake-light wire and shock.

 

9.) Under the hood, connect the LED lights and horn to the harness. Drill a 7/16-inch hole for the blue LED indicator light. Install the light and connect it to the harness. Clamp the turn-signal control to the steering column so that it doesn’t interfere with the tilt lever. Connect the assembly to the main Dux harness.

 

10.) Out back, plug in the Dux harness to the OEM taillight connectors. Splice in the black license-plate wire to the orange wire and the white plate wire to the grey wire. Mount the bracket to the muffler cover. Check your work. Connect the power, and check the horn and signals. Now, let’s ride!

 

The 2017 Polaris RZR XP Turbo has a new front end to aid cooling the 168-horsepower turbo, and it opens up nice spaces on the outside edges of the bodywork. I chose to place two LEDs on each front corner and one on each side for better visibility. The Dux Deluxe Signal kit is well made, with a high-quality, color-coded wiring harness and turn-signal switch with horn button and emergency flashers. Everything needed for installation is in the kit, except for the tools (e.g., drill, 3/4-inch and 7/16-inch drill bits, electrical pliers/crimper, diagonal cutters, Torx and screwdrivers, etc). Dux kits can be found at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, WPS, MTA and more.

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