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Problms with hand warmers

Just picked up a used 1650EXL that has the heated handgrips. How quickly should they take to heat up? I'm wondering if they are truly working or not, and if not, what would need to be replaced?
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You should follow the circuit with a voltmeter or test light to see if you have continuity through the heating elements and that the circuit is good.
They should heat up pretty fast, couple minutes at most.

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It might a little more RPMs to get the heaters going.
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Good point Sid. Should be a couple minutes at most at full throttle. At idle and low throttle positions they pretty much won't heat at all as the engine isn't making enough juice to run them. You might want to test it with the headlight off if you have one. Some engines do not have enough power to run both.

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Would I turn the headlight off just by unplugging it? It seems to turn on automatically once the snowblower is started
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That would work just fine.

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So finally got around to testing this. Unplugged the light and let it run for a good 5 minutes on full throttle with the handwarmer switch on - no dice. What would the next thing to check be?
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Best to read up on it here - - > https://www.google.com/search?q=how+...utf-8&oe=utf-8

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In ten (10) years, the only problem I've had with the heated hand grips was the wiring connector between the engine and the handlebars . . . . it was located in a drip-loop right where salt laden water would collect and corrode the chintzey aluminum connector. I re-wired it as one continuous lead and no problems since.
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