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    mfd won't shut off

    Hi, new to Polaris, just got a 2000 Genesis, runs great and all, but the display stays on all the time? Have to unhook the battery to shut it off. Previous owner said he unhooked the battery after using the ski or the battery would be dead in 3 days. Also you can pull the lanyard and it stays running. Any ideas?

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    I'm feeling naturally aspirated today pirate33's Avatar
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    Its normal for it to go into "sleep" mode with the time, oil-fuel level, and if locked or unlocked display-Battery dead in 3 days? sound like it needs a new battery or it never get the chance to charge up fully. Your Polaris ignition system needs a fully charged battery-if no trickle charger then go down to an auto parts store such as Pep Boys but the lowest priced trickle charger-(a charger like "battery tender" brand goes for about $25 bucks-go to a PWC/Motorcycle dealer it will be like $50). Ive gone though just 2 batteries in 6 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtfly View Post
    ...I can pull the lanyard and it stays running. Any ideas?...
    Welcome to the Hulk!

    Sounds like the lanyard switch is bad, or the wiring has a problem.

    Download the 2002 Service Manual

    Check the switch and wiring.

    Do NOT ride it without a working lanyard switch.

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    I'm feeling naturally aspirated today pirate33's Avatar
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    Do you mean the engine stays running or the MFD when you pull the lanyard?

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    There are some MFD's that do stay on all the time...depends on which one you have. Yes they draw some power but it's very small. If your battery is in good working order, it shouldn't drain it within a few weeks.

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    Thanks for the replys. The ski stays running when you pull the lanyard, it's not doing anything. It'll start and stop with the button, but lanyard does nothing. On the MFD, there is a red flashing light on the top, I think that is because the fuel tank is low?? I think it shuts off after a while, but I believe the display is staying on. I've been doing some reading on here, is that normal? Not sure how good the battery is, it starts it right up when charged, but previous owner said he always unhooked it so it wouldn't run it down in a few days. Guess I need to check how much current it is pulling when sitting?

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    Another question, how do you lock or unlock the ski? Just don't want to lock it by mistake!! I'm downloading the manual right now, thanks!
    Last edited by dtfly; 05-23-2008 at 02:14 PM.

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