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2017-2024 RANGER XP 1000 NorthStar Air Conditioning Maintenance

The RANGER XP 1000 EPS NorthStar Edition and RANGER CREW XP 1000 EPS NorthStar Edition feature factory-installed heating and air conditioning. For more information, read 2017-2024 RANGER XP 1000 NorthStar Cooling System Maintenance

This article will explain how to operate the system, clean air conditioning filters and clean the condenser. Only licensed and certified professionals are allowed to check and maintain AC refrigerant levels. Contact your RANGER Dealer for assistance. 

The HVAC control panel, pictured below, can be found in the center of the vehicle's dash.

H V A C control panel

(1) Fan Control: Operates the cab heater. Rotate to the desired fan speed setting or far left to turn the fan OFF.

(2) Temperature Control: Adjust the temperature by rotating to the desired heat setting. Rotate the control clockwise to increase heat or counterclockwise to decrease heat. 

(3) Air Conditioning (AC) Switch: Press the top of the switch to enable the air conditioning system for cooling or defrost purposes.

Filter Cleaning
The air conditioning filter is located below the dash, shown below. 

air filter location

To clean the filter:

1. Using the pliers included in the vehicle’s tool kit, remove the two push dart fasteners holding the lower center dash bin in place and remove the bin.

2. Remove the filter by pressing on the retaining tab on the right side of the filter.

A C filter

3. Clean the filter with low air pressure. Check for damage and replace if damaged (part number 5453517).

The cabin air filter is located under the hood, shown below.

Cabin air filter

To clean the filter:

1. Remove the hood and the cabin air filter by loosening the hose clamp with a flat screwdriver.

2. Clean the filter with low air pressure. Check for damage and replace if damaged (part number 1262218).

Condenser Cleaning
Washing the vehicle with a high-pressure hose could damage the radiator fins and impair the radiator's effectiveness. If you use a pressure washer to clean your vehicle, do not aim the nozzle at sensitive components. The maximum pressure should not exceed 3000 PSI, 2.5 GPM with a 40° pressure washer nozzle. Make sure to keep the pressure washer nozzle 2 feet away from the vehicle. Use extreme caution if you choose to use a high-pressure hose. 

The condenser is located at the front of the vehicle, behind the grille.

To clean your condenser, do the following:

1. Stop the machine on a flat, level surface. Place the gear selector in PARK. Stop the engine and exit the vehicle.

2. Remove the hood or front grille to access the condenser.

On model year 2017 vehicles, turn the two fasteners counterclockwise a quarter turn and open or remove the hood. See the illustration below for detail.

condenser cleaning

On Model Year 2018 and newer vehicles, push down on the two grille tabs (1) and pull the top of the grille toward the front of the vehicle to remove. See the illustration below for detail. 

Grille tabs

3. Use low-pressure air or water to clean the condenser.

4. Reinstall the hood or front grille and ensure it is snapped into place.

Only licensed and certified professionals are allowed to check and maintain air conditioning refrigerant levels. If you need service performed on your air conditioning system, see your Polaris Dealer. To find a Polaris Dealer near you, use the Dealer Locator.
For more maintenance information for your RANGER, consult your Owner's Manual.
To find diagrams and replacement part numbers, use the online parts catalog.

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