07-23-2009, 03:01 AM #1
New FOB Purchased...................FX HO 2004
I have a question to ask here.............
I just purchased an extra FOB from Yamaha for my 2004 FX HO 160 .........
Will it work out of the box???? or do I have to do something???
Is there a procedure I need to follow?
Can I get some input on this replacement FOB to work for me....................
Appreciate all the help!
08-31-2009, 08:11 AM #2
09-01-2009, 12:02 AM #3
OK I'm really new here and totally new to waverunner mods but what is a "FOB"?
09-01-2009, 06:11 AM #4
09-01-2009, 07:44 AM #5
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- Jun 2009
The remote works on any ski without programming?
I was told by the delaer that they need to be programmed.
Are you sure he isnt refering to the kill switch?
03-22-2010, 05:07 AM #6
a fob..is an immobilizer de activation tool, that is matched to each individual ski.............you cant just take any fob and go starting any ski, im sure you undserstand, right!
and yes, you need the YDS to program it to your ski.............
I went thru this whole ordeal, when i purchased a new fob to have !
hope all this helps..........
03-22-2010, 05:12 AM #7
03-22-2010, 05:21 AM #8
01-01-2012, 06:57 AM #9
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01-01-2012, 10:55 PM #10
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- Oct 2009
You might get lucky and find a remote that works with your ski, but the odds are like winning the lottery. It would sort of be like finding that your car FOB would open someone elses car. Usually a dealer has to program the ski to accept the frequency of each FOB. The Dealer uses a device that Yamaha calls an "Entry Box", which plugs into a connector in the front of the ski. Then he activates each remote (Yamaha skis can accept up to 5 different remote FOB codes), and the ski learns the code for each FOB.
I've never seen one of the Entry Box devices outside of a dealership, and yes, the dealer is supposed to verify that you are the owner of the ski, before he programs a new remote. Otherwise, a ski thief could un-lock a stolen ski. So take your title with you when you go.
A new remote (FOB) will cost around $150 in the states from a dealer, so you might look at picking up a used one someplace first.
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