Help with minn kota

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Hi all,

I'm borrowing a mates boat at the moment. It's got a minn kota I pilot rip tide electric on it.

If you turn the remote on it the screen turns on, stays on for five seconds and then turns off. I thought it was a flat battery so replaced it. It does the same thing...

Any ideas, I've never used one before. My mates out of range so can't get him either.


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The electric motor has to be hooked up to the battery and in the down position otherwise the remote turns itself off to save battery power.
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I reckon Meter Maid is on the money. It also says not to run the motor unless its in the water. Give it a test the next time you launch
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Coops, if it is the ST model the motor has to be in the deployed position to power up too. The SP (earlier version) should be powered all the time.
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Seen this problem before. Not saying that this is the fix this time but try the following:

Re-learn the remote to the electric.
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Thanks, got it going straight away with this help.
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Out of curiosity, which of the tips did the trick. Nice to know for next time something like this happens.
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