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    rxp steve
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    Hours on a ski can be changed

    I posted a few days ago how I fixed my 07 gauge cluster and it had worked fine for a few days.Then it started to get what looked like ink spots on it, but still working. I decided that I would just replace them. (my wife's T also) I had been told that the hours were stored in the ECU, and that the hours on a ski couldn't be altered except by changing the ECU. But I'm finding out that they can be by just changing the cluster. I can only speak on an 07, but I believe the new clusters fit from 06 to 11. The way it was explained to me (by the dealer tech) was that if you put a used one off another ski (same year), it will carry what ever hours were on that used cluster. I was also told that sometimes the broken cluster even if nothing is showing the data can be transferred to the new cluster. If not you start at 0 hours and they can't change it if the old cluster is totaled. I didn't have my old clusters with me when I had the dealer put them on BUD'S,so I have to start at 0 hours and my ski's have over 200 hours. I only bring this up because I was always told it couldn't be done. The only way to tell is the old cluster has a black face (07) and the new one's have a white face. I can tell you it would be expensive ($385 cluster and $53.50 BUD'S Per ski) but can be done. I don't know the cost of a used cluster but I imagine they are hard to come by that work.

    By the way does anyone know what a couple of 07's with 0 hours is worth. LOL


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    The ski stores two sets of hours one set in the ECU "Running Hours" and a set in the cluster "Key On Hours"

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    Beerdart,

    Do you know of a way I can get my original hours on my new clusters. I had already thrown my other clusters away by the time the tech told me I needed them.

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    Ill look into it when I return home from vacation on Monday.

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    leave the key on for 200 hours :P

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    This is why I always check ski before I buy them. If the gauge says one thing and the ECU say anothere. You ask the question! Why? They better explain it correctly. But You can change ECU's and Clusters and have them be low hours on a high hour machine. It sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_man_luke View Post
    leave the key on for 200 hours :P

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    A smart admits!A wicked excuses!An idiot insists! mitsakosgt's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Water4fire View Post
    This is why I always check ski before I buy them. If the gauge says one thing and the ECU say anothere. You ask the question! Why? They better explain it correctly. But You can change ECU's and Clusters and have them be low hours on a high hour machine. It sucks.
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    I just want to ask,how a 5 year old ski with 200 hours look?It looks like a zero hour ski like the cluster states????No way....

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    Hours really tells very little about a ski anyway so who cares.

    I'll take a 200 hour freshwater ski over a 20 hour saltwater ski any day.

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