FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Auxiliary 12-Volt Terminal Board
The 12-volt terminal board is located under the hood. It contains constant 12-volt, switched
12-volt and ground terminals that can be used to power auxiliary lights and accessories. The
terminals are limited to 10 amps.
The 12-volt receptacle can be used to power accessories, but is limited to 10 amps (the
terminal board and 12-volt outlet are fused together at 10 amps.
The yellow button located near the instrument cluster is used to toggle through mode options
available. See pages 24-28.
Ignition Switch/Light Switch
The ignition switch is a four-position, key-operated switch. The key can be removed from
the switch when it is in the OFF position.
H: High Gear
L: Low Gear
Low gear is the primary driving range for the M1400. High gear is intended for use on hard-
packed surfaces with light loads. Whenever the vehicle is left unattended, always place the
transmission in PARK.
To change gears, stop the vehicle, and with the engine idling, move the lever to the desired
gear. Do not attempt to shift gears with engine speed above idle or while the vehicle is
Maintaining shift linkage adjustment is important to assure proper transmission function. See your
dealer if you experience any shifting problems.
Shifting gears with the engine speed above idle or while the vehicle is moving could cause
transmission damage. Always shift when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is at idle.
The engine is off. Electrical circuits are off, except Acc, 12V.
Lights are on. Electrical circuits are on. Electrical equipment can be used.
Lights are off. Electrical circuits are on. Electrical equipment can be used.
Turn the key to the START position to engage the electric starter. Turn the key
to the LIGHTS ON position after starting the engine.
Winch Cable Care
For your safety, always replace POLARIS winch parts (including the cable) with genuine
POLARIS replacement parts available at your authorized GEM dealer.
Use of worn or damaged cable could lead to sudden failure and SEVERE INJURY.
Always inspect your winch before each use. Inspect for worn or loose parts including
mounting hardware. Never use the winch if any part needs repair or replacement.
Always inspect your winch cable before each use. Inspect for worn or kinked winch
A kinked winch cable made of wire rope is shown at
right. Even after being “straightened out,” this cable has
already been permanently and severely damaged.
Promptly discontinue use of a winch cable in this
A kinked winch cable made of wire rope that has been
“straightened out” is shown at right. Even though it may
look usable, the cable has been permanently and
severely damaged. It can no longer transmit the load
that it could prior to kinking. Promptly discontinue use
of a winch cable in this condition.
A winch cable made of synthetic rope should be
inspected for signs of fraying. Replace the cable if
fraying is observed (shown at right). Promptly
discontinue use of a winch cable in this condition.
Also replace the winch cable if there are fused or
melted fibers. Such an area of the synthetic rope will
be stiff and appear smooth or glazed. Promptly
discontinue use of a winch cable in this condition.
Place the transmission in PARK. Place the
wheel in the correct position on the wheel
hub. Be sure the valve stem is toward the
outside and rotation arrows on the tire
point toward forward rotation.
Improperly installed wheels can
adversely affect tire wear and vehicle handling,
which can result in serious injury or death. Always
ensure that all nuts are torqued to specification. Do
not service axle nuts that have a cotter pin installed.
See your GEM dealer.
Attach the wheel nuts and washers and
Carefully lower the vehicle to the ground.
Torque the wheel nuts to specification.
If the engine stops or will not start, or if you
experience other electrical failures, a fuse may need
replacement. Locate and correct any short circuits
that may have caused the blown fuse, then replace
The fuse box is located in the electrical
compartment under the left rearmost seat. Spare
fuses are provided in the fuse box.
If you suspect that a fuse or relay may not be
working properly, please see your GEM dealer.
Drive System, Fuel Pump
EFI, Power Steering (if equipped),
Warranty Coverage And Exclusions:
Limitations Of Warranties And Remedies
This warranty excludes damages or failures caused by abuse, accident, fire, or any other cause other than a defect
in materials or workmanship and provides no coverage for consumable components, general wear items, or any
parts exposed to friction surfaces, stresses, environmental conditions and/or contamination for which they were
not designed or not intended, including but not limited to the following items:
Lubricants and Fluids
1. Mixing oil brands or using non-recommended oil may cause engine damage. We recommend the use of
POLARIS engine oil.
2. Damage or failure resulting from the use of non-recommended lubricants or fluids is not covered by this
This warranty provides no coverage for personal loss or expense, including mileage, transportation costs, hotels,
meals, shipping or handling fees, product pick-up or delivery, replacement rentals, loss of product use, loss of
profits, or loss of vacation or personal time.
THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE, AT POLARIS' OPTION,
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF ANY DEFECTIVE MATERIALS, COMPONENTS, OR PRODUCTS. THE
REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY
PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. POLARIS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY
PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY DESCRIPTION,
WHETHER ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT,
NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE. THIS EXCLUSION OF CONSEQUENTAL,
INCIDENTAL, AND SPECIAL DAMAGES IS INDEPENDENT FROM AND SHALL SURVIVE ANY
FINDING THAT THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS EXCLUDED FROM THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY. ALL OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY) ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE ABOVE
TWO YEAR WARRANTY PERIOD. POLARIS DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOT STATED
IN THIS WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IF
INCONSISTENT WITH CONTROLLING STATE LAW.
Wheels and tires
Finished and unfinished surfaces
Carburetor/Throttle body components
Clutches and components
Hydraulic components and fluids
Light bulbs/Sealed beam lamps