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    h2ss's Avatar
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    Apr 2013
    Panama City / Beach

    Ski randomly shut off - no power - new battery

    I have an 08 RXTX. Yesterday I had it out for the first this season and with a brand new battery and fresh fluids. The battery is an Advance Auto Parts replacement with the same part number as the OEM battery. The ski ran fine for about an hour then just completely shut off. It started out like this. I babied it for the first 10 minutes or so when we too it out, then took up to about 60 mph for around 10 minutes, then entered rough chop and was forced to do around 25 mph until it died. Lucky for us we were close to shore. It sucked dragging the thing for almost a mile along the shoreline to get it near a public ramp though.
    Anyway, when I put in the key all the LCD display flashes for a moment as if it were running the normal startup cycle then everything is gone instantly. Sometimes it will stay on for a few seconds. Mostly when I remove then attach the key it does nothing at all, even with the learner key. It is all really random. When it does stay on for a few seconds I am not able to start the ski. It seems as soon as I do I lose all power, which is very coincidental. The battery leads are fine and corrosion free. I cleaned them today. Any ideas what could be causing this?
    It is under extended warranty for a few more months.
    Just FYI, I was told last year, by the dealership, if there is any electrical corrosion/issues they are not covered under warranty. For example corroded fuses.
    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by h2ss; 05-19-2014 at 09:59 AM.

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    SARTYSRNR's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    n.s., canada
    Well could be a dud battery,maybe your machine isnt charging?Bad ground?

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