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Old 05-26-2013, 08:14 PM
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Several people have asked about instructions for removing the ballast timer module, so here are some pictures I took when I removed the module from my '07 X2. In my boat, the timer module is located under the port rear seat.

Step 1. Remove the timer module. It is secured with phillips head screws.



Step 2. Remove the control cable plug.


Step 3. Disconnect the power cables to the module. Cover them with electrical tape, or disconnect them from the battery.


Step 4. Disconnect the blue and orange pump power cables. Some boats have bullet connectors on these. I have wire nuts because I didn't want to remove the wire all the way back to the pumps. Label the wires so you can reconnect them correctly.


Removed Ballast Controller Timer Module



Once reprogrammed with the new firmware, you can adjust the time in 30 second increments. The procedure to do this is:

1. Disconnect power from the timers and wait 10 seconds.
2. Reconnect power
3. Within 10 seconds of powering up, flip the switch from off>> fill >>off 5 times.
4. The red light will blink a sequence that tells you the current run time. For example:
1 blink, pause, 4 blinks = 14 * (30 seconds) = 7 min.
3 blinks, pause, 8 blinks = 38 * (30 seconds) = 19 min.

5. The red light will then blink rapidly. To add time flip the switch to fill then to the center, or to reduce time switch to empty then to center. Each time you move the switch you will change the run time by 30 seconds. For example, to add 3 minutes, flip it to fill then back to center 6 times.
6. Wait until the rapid blinking stops.
7. The ballast timer will now operate normally, but your time has changed.

The time is retained permanently, until you change it again. If you need to change the time again, start over at step 1.

Here is a video demonstrating the programming procedure.
http://youtu.be/XjcAN0QXhY8
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:41 PM
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Thats great and will be on my winter list now. Pm to me delivery dets info and cost...cheers
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:27 PM
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Just sent mine half way around the world. Looking forward receiving them back soon as summer decided to bring some nice weather... ;-)

Thank you Eric for your work!

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Old 06-04-2013, 03:28 PM
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having my timers done was probably the best money spent!

thank you for the great work.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:50 PM
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Just sent mine half way around the world. Looking forward receiving them back soon as summer decided to bring some nice waether... ;-)

Thank you Eric for your work!
I got them yesterday. I'll finish them today and gt them back to you ASAP.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:51 PM
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having my timers done was probably the best money spent!

thank you for the great work.
Your welcome. Glad they are working well for you!
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:27 PM
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Well my timers are on the way,so sick of dealing with these FN things I can't believe something so simple MC can screw up so bad! Can't wait to get them back from tr6coug and get the boating season on the way here in WI!
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:09 AM
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Mine will be on the way to you tomorrow (7/25). I appreciate you knocking them out for me!!

I'm amazed we aren't able to do simple time adjustments on the control screen. MasterCraft could have certainly thought that through better knowing lots of people bag out their boats and would want to piggy back the existing pumps.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:24 AM
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Reprogrammed timers are going well. I've done a few from Aus already. I'll post some instructions soon.
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