P1000 2018 Pioneer 1000-5 rear differential shows locked in turf mode


Nov 23, 2020

  1. 1000-5
Hello all! Great forum. Wealth of information here!
I have a 2018 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 and when it is in turf mode the dash indicator is showing that the rear differential is locked. Is this normal?
I jack the back of the SXS up where I can spin the rear wheels by hand and when in turf mode, only the wheel I am spinning is turning which is what I would expect. I then put it in 2WD and now when I spin one wheel, they both spin as I would expect. Is this simply a sensor or a switch issue? Is there a switch that confirms when it is in 2WD and the differential is locked? If so, is it serviceable? Can you tell me where I would locate it so can confirm adjustment etc? Or, is everything working as it should?

Thanks in advance from Southwest Wisconsin!

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