FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Battery Discharge Indicator
The battery discharge indicator displays the amount of
removed (used) from fully charged batteries.
When the batteries are fully charged, the gauge will
display 100%. The charge status indicator will be
solid green (see page 19).
Avoid discharging the batteries more than 80%.
The hour meter records and displays the hours of actual “key on” time since manufacture.
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.
Direction Selector Switch
When the direction selector is in the center position, the
vehicle is in neutral. The vehicle will not move if the
accelerator is depressed.
Push the top of the switch to choose forward operation. Push
the bottom of the switch to choose reverse operation.
Always come to a complete stop before reversing direction.
The malfunction light will illuminate after reversing direction if
you press the accelerator pedal before coming to a complete
Press the top of the switch to turn the headlights on. Press the
bottom of the switch to turn the headlights off.
Winch Cable Care
For your safety, always replace POLARIS winch parts (including the cable) with genuine
POLARIS replacement parts available at your authorized POLARIS 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.
If you experience electrical failure for a specific component (such as indicator lamps or
headlights) a fuse may need replacement. Locate and correct any short circuits that may have
caused the blown fuse, then replace the fuse.
The fuse box is located under the hood. Spare fuses are provided in the fuse box. If you sus-
pect that a fuse or relay may not be working properly, please see your GEM dealer.
Always install fuses with the
recommended amperage to
avoid damage to the
See the label attached to the inside
of the fuse access panel for the
function and amp rating of each
LSV, Indicator Lamps
Lights, Accessories, 12V Power Receptacle
48V Charger, Chassis
48V Fuse Center (under passenger seat)
LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
This POLARIS limited warranty excludes any failures that are not caused by a defect in material or
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER CLAIMS OF DEFECTIVE DESIGN.
warranty also does not cover acts of God, accidental damage, normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling.
This warranty also does not cover any vehicle, component, or part that has been altered structurally, modified,
neglected, improperly maintained, or used for purposes other than for which it was designed, or for any damages
which occur during trailer transit or as a result of unauthorized service or the use of unauthorized parts.
This warranty excludes damages or failures resulting from:
improper lubrication; corrosion, surface
imperfections caused by external stress, heat, cold or contamination; operator error or abuse; improper
component alignment, tension, adjustment or altitude compensation; snow, water, dirt or other foreign substance
contamination; improper maintenance; modified components; use of aftermarket or unapproved components,
accessories, or attachments; unauthorized repairs; or repairs made after the warranty period expires or by an
unauthorized repair center.
This warranty excludes damages or failures caused by abuse, accident, fire, explosion, 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:
The battery coverage included in this warranty provides no coverage for:
Batteries that fail due to lack of battery maintenance, over-charging, under-charging, abuse or neglect
Batteries that fail due to fire, wreckage, explosion, or freezing
Batteries damaged by defective chargers
Batteries to which an additive is added
Batteries which have been improperly stored and allowed to discharge
Any battery pack with a mixture of code dates or with other manufacturer's products
Any battery improperly installed or with loose or corroded hardware
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.
Wheels and tires
Painted or otherwise finished surfaces
Clutches and components
Hydraulic components and fluids
Light bulbs/Sealed beam lamps