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    2012 GTR215 no ignition power?

    Hey all, I bought a new Seadoo GTR215 last summer. Rode it around all summer with no issues, when fall arrived it had just ticked 10 hours. I dropped it off at the dealer for the first service, and told them to pull the battery for me as I was going to put it in the garage for the winter. Anyways, the woman and I both took tomorrow off decided we would get it back into the water for the first time this year. I uncovered it, brought it up front, put the battery in, and I have nothing!?? Put a multimeter on the battery (that I had on a slow tender all winter) and it read 13.4 volts, so I have plenty of power. I checked both connections, and they're as tight as I can get them. When I apply the key, it doesn't beep, nothing on the screen, just nothing. Anyone have any ideas? Maybe something stupid I missed when installing the battery?? The dealer is closed already and I have a feeling my day off is going to be ruined


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    Did you push the start button BEFORE you put the key on????

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    there was lots of discussion on 2012 model key problems elsewhere in the forums. No doubt one of those tips will apply, assuming that pressing the start first doesn't solve it for you.

    ph yeah..did you check for rats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    there was lots of discussion on 2012 model key problems elsewhere in the forums. No doubt one of those tips will apply, assuming that pressing the start first doesn't solve it for you.

    ph yeah..did you check for rats?
    Yes I kept an eye on it all winter lol. Never had any mice in the garage, but there's a first for everything. Anyways, I dug out the green learning key and put it on, and it beeped twice and fired right up. Put the normal key back on and it was fine as well. Don't know what the deal was. Oh well, glad it started though. I think they said they fogged the motor when they did the service, is there anything else I need to do before riding tomorrow? Thanks!!

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    sticky starter button my guess.

    I'd suggest putting the drain plugs back in.

    If you can run it on a hose for a minute just to be sure no leaks inside.

    See if you can cram any fresh fuel into the tank, if not just take it easy for the tank of stabilized fuel.

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    If they fogged it then you need to run the old fuel out and put new spark plugs in it.
    The fog oil and old gas will kill a set of plugs.
    My guess is you didn't plug the key in all the way.
    That ski is still a virgin at 10 hrs. YOU GOTTA CRAM IT ON...
    LOL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotxxxsd View Post
    If they fogged it then you need to run the old fuel out and put new spark plugs in it.
    The fog oil and old gas will kill a set of plugs.
    My guess is you didn't plug the key in all the way.
    That ski is still a virgin at 10 hrs. YOU GOTTA CRAM IT ON...
    LOL...
    I ran it just about completely empty on the last ride last summer. I filled it up with premium yesterday before even putting the battery in it. Think it will be okay to ride today or do you think the fogging will still foul the plugs?

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    I've seldom had an issue with plug fouling after winterizing.

    I idle the engines on the hose for a minute or two to burn off the oil at lower temps. Running the engine up to "burn it off" is what in my experience will bake the oil onto the plug end and foul it.

    Of course it you didn't put anti seize on the plugs at seasons end, might be a good idea to revisit.

    I typically don't fill the tanks to the brim either, I leave room for a gallon or two of fresh fuel for spring startups.

    If you put too much stabil in the tank you will certainly foul the plugs however, but a plug change isn't mandatory.

    Let me add that I'm using ethanol free fuel in all cases.

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