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UTV Fitted With Turn Signals
The need for greater safety on the road prompted Jim Pettis, Plainview, Minn., to assemble a low-cost, “easy on, easy off” turn signal system for his 2018 Polaris Ranger. It’s powered by the UTV’s battery and includes both front and rear blinkers. Most of the components were purchased at a local auto parts store.
“I think it’s much safer to drive a utility vehicle with turn signals,” says Pettis. “I looked at various aftermarket systems, but they’re expensive and require drilling holes in the vehicle. My system requires only a couple of hours to set up and can be removed or reinstalled in only about a half hour.”
His total cost was about $200, with about half of that for the control box. “Commercial systems cost about twice as much and require drilling holes in the vehicle’s fenders. I bought an electric connector from Polaris that hooks up to the power busbar and supplies a keyed hot wire or a constant hot wire and a ground.”
The system consists of a control box with turn signal that mounts on the steering column; four 12-volt LED lights; a flasher relay; and bulk wiring. “The LED lights are attached to small aluminum diamond plates that mount in existing bolt holes in the vehicle’s front grill or rear frame,” says Pettis, who invites anyone with questions about how he put the system together, or who would like a list of parts used, to contact him.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jim Pettis, 530 6th St. S.W., Plainview, Minn. 55964 (ph 507 421-0146; jamespettis14@gmail.com).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #6