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    MFD goes blank, blinks, then back on

    Hi all,
    I have a 2001 Virage that for the most part has been a great PWC. Have a new problem this year though. The MFD will go blank (usaully when I come to a stop) and then reset itself. All the numbers flash 8's and then it resets itself to 12:00 and runs fine. Side notes are: bilge pump has never worked (probably not related), and has same battery as last year. When it goes blank, I have no power and it won't start. After it resets itself, it runs fine.
    Any ideas?


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    its sounds like a Battery lead or Grounding Issue with the ski.. clean off the terminals and double check the Ground/ Positive cables for corrosion... there may be a chance that the lead in the electrical box is loose ...

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    Welcome to the Hulk!

    Which model Virage do you have?
    2 or 3 cylinders?
    Carburetors or Ficht fuel injection?

    Definitely sounds like an intermittent electrical connection somewhere.

    Check all the battery heavy cable connections, especially the battery negative at the engine block.

    The check inside the electrical box for moisture, corrosion or loose connections. Check both sides of the electrical board. There should be zero rust or corrosion inside the electrical box.

    There is a separate fuse for the bilge pump. Check or replace it.

    2002 Service Manual is available here, but the 2002 model has some minor differences from 2001. A lot will still apply.

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    Thanks all! You were right, battery had loose cable.
    As for the pump fuse, am I right in assuming the fuses are located in the very hard to get to black box in front of the even harder to get to battery?? I have the carbed model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelryan View Post
    Thanks all! You were right, battery had a loose cable.
    Glad to here you got the problem fixed!

    As for the bilge pump fuse, am I right in assuming the fuses are located in the very hard to get to black box in front of the even harder to get to battery??

    I have the carbed model.
    Two or three cylinder?
    Well, in my 2002 Virage TXi (so the electrical system is laid out differently than yours) the battery is not very hard to get to.

    Green Hulk doesn't have a 2001 Polaris Service Manual posted (yet), so I can't check how your 2001 Virage is supposed to be set up.

    How is the battery and electrical box mounted in your 2001 Virage? Photos?

    The electrical box would be the one with all the wires running into it.

    Always disconnect the battery before poking around inside the electrical box.
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    sounds like a short somewhere...check all grounds/fuses

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