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Ok so first off I have searched and searched and searched for an answer so sorry if people are sick of the same question. My trx400fwt is not stolen, I pulled it out of the bog it was stuck in for over a year, it is a long term slow rebuild project for me. There is more parts missing than there is present. I have bought a 4 wire ignition switch to replace the factory one. I don't know which colours to match up with the replacement part.
Replacement part is black, red, green, white with black strip.
wiring harness is black, red, pink, red with black strip.
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You got the vin wrong - it is 478TE2002TA100489 - 1996 TRX400FW 49 state model

When the switch is "on" the pink connects to the red/black & the red connects to the black - when the switch is "off" none of the wires connect to any other wire

The switch you got will not work - it is for a 400EX - if you test it you will find when "on" the red connects to black and when "off" the green connects to the black with white stripe

Happy wrenching :grin2:
 

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Thanks

Cheers for that mate, the part I got wasn't genuine Honda I was just going cheap and nasty to see if I could get the beast to fire up. Genuine Honda parts are like gold in New Zealand. I hope my frame number hasn't been modified...see attached picture. Cheers for the info:grin2:
 

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Well, it certainly looks like a U, but according to the Honda ID guide, it should be a 0 - I don't think it's been tampered with, but it could be different on the export models. According to the Honda ID guide (Honda publication # 2GMAS00-AH) all TRX400's VIN's start out 478TE200, the 9th character is a "check digit", the 10th character is the year of production code (95=S, 96=T, 97=V, 98=W, 99=X, 2000=Y, 2001=1, 2002=2 and so on), the 11th digit identifies the assembly plant (A=Ohio, U.S.A., 4=South Carolina U.S.A.) and thelast 6 digits is the production sequence (95 started at 000001, 96 started at 100001, 97 started 200001) - so there is two indicators that yours is a 96, the T in the 10th position and a production sequence starting with a 1.

I guess only Honda knows if it's 200 or a 20U
 
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