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6/5/2020
RANGER Headlight Maintenance

Poor lighting can result in reduced visibility when driving. Headlight and taillight lenses become dirty during normal operation. Clean lights frequently and replace burned out lamps promptly. Do not operate your Polaris RANGER at night or in low light conditions until the headlight is replaced. Always make sure lights are adjusted properly for best visibility.

When servicing a halogen lamp, don't touch the lamp with bare fingers. Oil from your skin leaves a residue, causing a hot spot that will shorten the life of the lamp. Caution: Hot components can cause burns to skin. Allow lamps to cool before servicing.

Headlight Bulb Replacement For RANGER 500, 570, 570 Full-Size, EV, RANGER XP 900, RANGER CREW 570-4, RANGER CREW 570-6, RANGER CREW XP 900
1. Access the headlamp wiring harness through the front wheel wells.

2. Unplug the the headlamps from the wiring harness. Be sure to pull on the connector, not on the wiring.

Ranger 570 bulb replacement

3. Turn the lamp counter-clockwise to remove it.

4. Install the new lamp. Make sure the tab on the lamp locates properly in the housing. The bulb is part number 4010253 for RANGER 500, 570 Mid-Size, EV and RANGER CREW 570-4 models. For RANGER XP 900 and RANGER CREW XP 900 models, the bulb is part number 4012279. For replacements for RANGER 570 Full-Size and RANGER CREW 570-6 models the bulb is part number 4010253.

5. Reinstall the harness assembly into the headlight assembly.

Headlight Bulb Replacement For RANGER 1000, RANGER XP 1000 EPS, RANGER CREW 1000, RANGER CREW XP 1000
1. Remove the hood from the front cab.

2. Locate the bulb on the back side of the headlight housing.

3. Disconnect the harness from the bulb. Be sure to pull on the connector (1), not on the wiring.

Ranger XP bulb replacement

4. Turn the bulb counter-clockwise and remove it from the headlight housing, as shown above.

5. Install the new bulb into the housing and rotate it clockwise 90 degrees to lock it in place. Make sure the tab on the bulb locates properly in the housing. The bulb is part number 4012279.

6. Install the harness onto the new headlight bulb and install the hood.

Headlight Beam Adjustment For RANGER 500, 570, 570 Full-Size, EV, RANGER XP 900, RANGER CREW 570-4, RANGER CREW 570-6, RANGER CREW XP 900

Ranger 570 headlight diagram

1. Ensure the tire pressure of all tires is at recommended levels.

2. Place the vehicle on a level surface with the headlight approximately 25 feet (7.6 m) from a wall.

3. Measure the distance from the floor to the center of the headlight and make a mark on the wall at the same height.

4. Apply the brakes. Start the engine. Turn on the headlights.

5. Observe the headlight aim. The most intense part of the headlight beam should be aimed 8 inches (20 cm) below the mark placed on the wall. Include the weight of a rider on the seat while performing this step.

6. If a headlight needs adjustment, locate the adjustment screw at the back of the headlight.
Headlight adjustment screws

7. Loosen the screw, adjust the headlight and tighten the screw.

8. Repeat the previous three steps until the lamp is properly adjusted.

Headlight Beam Adjustment For RANGER 1000, RANGER XP 1000, RANGER CREW 1000, RANGER CREW XP 1000

Ranger XP headlight diagram

1. Place the vehicle on a level surface with the headlight approximately 25 feet (7.6 m) (3) from a wall.

 Item   Description 
1  Measure Distance = 7.5 in (19 cm) 
2  Measure Distance = 25 ft (7.6 m) 
3  Headlight Center of Bulb 

2. Measure the distance from the floor to the center of the headlight and make a mark on the wall at the same height.

3. With the machine in PARK, start the engine and turn the headlight switch to the LOW position.

4. The most intense part of the LOW beam headlight beam should be aimed 7.5 inches (19 cm) (1) below the mark placed on the wall. Rider weight must be included in the seat while performing this procedure.

5. Adjust the beam to the desired position by loosening or tightening the adjustment screws and moving the lamp to the appropriate height.
Headlight adjustment screws
Ranger 1000 headlight screw locations

6. Adjust the beam to the desired position. Repeat the procedure to adjust the other headlight.

Warning: Due to the nature of light utility vehicles and where they are operated, headlight lenses become dirty. Frequently washing is necessary to maintain lighting quality. Riding with poor lighting can result in severe injury or death. 

For more maintenance procedures, consult your Owner's Manual.
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