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I asked my dealership (which has been less than useless when it comes to help) and they said they don't know, so if anyone is familiar with the Yamaha warranty I just want to know if adding an LED bar will void the warranty. Sorry for the stupid question but the auto parts best me has a **** of a deal on them for the week and I was deciding if I should pick one up.
 

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With only a 6 month warranty why even worry, or did you get a extended warranty?

On the outside it could cause problems with the battery, charging system, and or wiring. So if it cause problems with any of that they they could deni the warranty on that system.
 

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If I was you and having problems I would get everything documented by the dealer and save everything related to those problems. Then even after the warranty is gone you might have some recourse to get the problems fixed if they are not taken care of beforehand.

On the lights and heated grips, I would have no problem installing them but instead of tying them into the existing systems such as the lights I would place a relay to power them. The heated grips that I purchased came with the instructions saying to tie them directly to the battery, but if you do that you run the chance of killing the battery if you don't turn them off. So I just placed a relay that was powered by a key on hot wire. Naturally everything is fused as a just in case.
 

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On the relay part 99% of all add on electrical parts should be ran through a relay using the battery as the power through the relay to the accessory. You just use a tap into the lights or key on source to power the relay. This way you will not draw more amps than what you are tapped into for the power to the relay or accessory are rated for.

And yes I know that LED lights draw a lot less amps than a conventional light but that little bit more plus whatever you are tapped into may blow the fuses and leave you in the dark a long ways from home or a vehicle.
 
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Wiring relays is really quite easy to do. If you have any questions about it let us know and we'll walk you through it.
 
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I put heated grips and led bar on mine and it never voided any warranty. I waited before going up 2" in tire size though. Any more than 1" will void it.
Seriously? I got 27" Mud Lite II'S put on mine before ever picking it up from the dealership and he never mentioned it would hurt my warranty, in fact he offered me a free extended warranty instead of a free winch when I bought it.
 

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Seriously? I got 27" Mud Lite II'S put on mine before ever picking it up from the dealership and he never mentioned it would hurt my warranty, in fact he offered me a free extended warranty instead of a free winch when I bought it.

That would be on "Your" dealer. Odds are if you took your Kodiak into any other dealer for a warranty issue it would be denied.

It happens all the time. A car or truck dealer will add all kinds of aftermarket items that might affect the stock warranty and then when something breaks because of them they will take care of it but take it to another dealer and it will be on your dime.
 
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10 inch led light bar and heated grips and thumb warmers no problems .
 

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Led bar or heated grips won't void your warranty. They provide you with an accessory wire under the hood and a pig tail Y wire to do just that, add accessories correctly.

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Wiring relays is really quite easy to do. If you have any questions about it let us know and we'll walk you through it.
Thanks Jim, I鈥檝e reviewed a bunch of previous posts so as not to be the new guy asking dumb questions, but didn鈥檛 find this answer. Two questions: First Q, is the hot ignition switch lead that I鈥檓 to tap into for my winch switch, is that the red one here? There are 5 wires coming out of the key switch, a pair and this triple.
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I wouldn't tap into any of the wires using a wire tap but I would purchase the harness that Yamaha set up for a keyed on power supply for the winch. You should be able to get it from your dealer or this one from Partzilla:


Then it is plug and play with a keyed on source.

On your second picture, it has been long enough since I was under the hood of my Kodiak I couldn't tell you just what those leads were for. But you can test them and see if they are keyed power or not.
 
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