Can-Am Outlander Display Not Working – How To Fix!

If you’ve ever gone to start up your Outlander only to be greeted by a black screen, you know how frustrating it can be. Luckily, there are a few things you can try to get your display working again.

Can-Am Outlander Display Not Working - How To Fix!

Can-Am Outlander Display Not Working

If your Can-Am Outlander display is not working, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the issue. First, check to see if there is power going to the display. If there is power going to the display, but the screen is not displaying anything, you may need to replace the display. If the screen is displaying, but the image is fuzzy or distorted, you may need to adjust the image settings on the display.

Firstly, if the power outlet to the vehicle is not working, then the Outlander’s display may not turn on because it requires power to function. Additionally, if the headlight switch is turned off in the “off” position, then the vehicle’s electronics will not allow for normal operation of its displays.

Finally, if there are broken or missing connections within the unit itself, then it may also not be able to activate properly. In any case, before anything else can be done, a thorough diagnostic inspection must first be conducted to determine which component or components are malfunctioning and need to be fixed/replaced.

How to Identify the Cause of the Problem

There are a few common causes and fixes for non-functional displays on Can-Am Outlander vehicles. If you’ve tried the suggestions in sections 1 and 2, but your display is still not working, it’s likely that one of the following is causing the issue:

  1. Dirty or Broken Screen: Clean both the screen and lens with a soft cloth or vacuum cleaner. If this doesn’t fix the problem, replace the screen.
  2. Dead/Dead Battery: Ensure there is power getting to your display by connecting it to an electrical outlet (or battery charger) and turning on your bike. If this still doesn’t work, replace the battery.
  3. Broken Connectors: Inspect all connectors surrounding your monitor for wear or damage, and replacing any that are needed. Check out our guide on how to connect your bike’s electronics here.
  4. Internal Fault: If none of these solutions work, it may be time to take your motorcycle into an authorized dealer for inspection and possible replacement of the display assembly

Check the Fuses

Most models have a fuse box located in the engine bay that contains all of the various fuses and relays associated with vehicle operation. Make sure all of the fuses are intact and installed correctly, with no burnt or corroded terminals.

Also check any associated relay switches in case one has failed or is malfunctioning in some way. If everything looks good there, you may need to consult an official Can Am service manual for more specific details on how to further diagnose and repair your issue.

Whether it’s a fault code or a wiring issue, having reliable resources can help you identify what may be wrong with your display quickly, so you can get back out enjoying your off-road adventures.

Replacing the Display Unit

Replacing the Display Unit

This is the most expensive option, but it will be the only way to ensure that you have a working display. You can buy a new display from a dealer or online retailer.

To replace the display:

  • Remove the six screws on each side of your Outlander’s hood (they’re located under where your hood latches).
  • Disconnect any cables connected to your existing display by pushing in on their connectors and pulling them out of their sockets.
  • Lift up on one side of your old display until it pops out; don’t worry if some plastic tabs break as you’re doing this—that’s normal!
  • Use a flat-head screwdriver or similar tool to gently pry out any remaining pieces of plastic holding down other components (for example, if you’ve got an auxiliary power outlet installed, there will likely be some wires connected underneath).

Can-Am Factory Reset

A Can-Am Factory Reset can help resolve many display issues on your Can-Am Outlander. To do a factory reset, first turn off the ignition switch and all other control switches.

Then press and hold the left and right thumb throttle buttons while turning the key to the ON position. Once all three LEDs above the dash have lit up, release the thumb throttle buttons and press both once again quickly.

At this point, you should hear a confirmation beep from your ATV to signal that the factory reset has been successfully accomplished. Finally, turn off your vehicle completely before restarting it again to apply any changes made.

Check the Battery Voltage

Check the Battery Voltage

If your Can-Am Outlander display is not working, it could be due to a low battery voltage. You can check the battery voltage by first connecting an automobile’s voltmeter or a multimeter with probes set in “V” DC mode.

Connect the positive probe of the meter to the red/positive terminal, and connect the negative probe to the black/negative terminal of your battery. Your vehicle should read at least 12 volts for a healthy battery. If it reads less than 12 volts, then you need to charge or replace your Can-Am Outlander’s battery.

To properly charge it, disconnect the negative cable first, attach a charger and turn off any other electrical systems that are powered from the same system as it will cause too much current draw and prevent proper charging from occurring.

Wait for 15 minutes after fully charging before starting your engine; this allows time for components such as fuel pumps to pressurize accordingly once power is restored.


The Can-Am factory reset is often the most effective way to fix it. If you can’t wait until you get home and want to start your troubleshooting immediately, try the battery voltage check. If that doesn’t work, simply replace the display with a new one!