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Old 05-04-2014, 08:50 AM
dsmith6151 dsmith6151 is offline
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2013 X-55 Display Issues

I dewinterized my 2013 X-55. Upon initial attempt to start main battery did not have enough power to start. Changed battery selector to both batteries. Boat started immediately. However display did not come back to life (it is dead), surf and trim tabs, ballast pumps not working. All other functions operational.

Any ideas on how to reboot display? I tried turning off power as though frozen, no effect.

Does any know if surf/trim tabs and ballast pumps are tied to the display (i.e. dead display no tabs or pumps)?.

I've checked all circuit breakers and fuses, nothing wrong there.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:56 AM
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Have you tried to disconnect the batteries then reconnect? I would also give both batteries a full charge before you start chasing other options.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:58 AM
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Can you operate the surf/trim tabs or ballast tanks with the manual controls instead of via the display?

I wonder if you run for a bit and the battery recharges, if restarting with battery switch on 1 will bring display back on. I think my 55 manual is here (boat isn't). I may go read up and see if it says anything....
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:52 PM
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I've fully charged both batteries, no effect on display. Did not attempt to disconnect batteries. I will give that a try next weekend. Boat stays on the lake, I'm now 3 hour drive away.

I've used the manual switches, everything that is controlled from the display is dead, surf and trim tabs as well as ballast pumps.

Did a 2 hour run down the lake and back, so I know batteries are fully charged. Stopped for lunch, restarted display still dead. Other than display, tabs and ballast boat runs great.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:01 PM
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I've fully charged both batteries, no effect on display. Did not attempt to disconnect batteries. I will give that a try next weekend. Boat stays on the lake, I'm now 3 hour drive away.

I've used the manual switches, everything that is controlled from the display is dead, surf and trim tabs as well as ballast pumps.

Did a 2 hour run down the lake and back, so I know batteries are fully charged. Stopped for lunch, restarted display still dead. Other than display, tabs and ballast boat runs great.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:08 PM
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i believe you have to disconnect the batteries and then reconnect.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:12 PM
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If the dealer does not get to lake and fixes the issue over the week I will give this a try.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:13 PM
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If the battery was so dead that it would not turn over the engine it may not take a charge from the alternator. As suggested, I would disconnect the batteries and put them on a charger.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:28 PM
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I trickle charged the battery Saturday morning (did not disconnect battery). Battery took the charges, started boat without issue on the single battery selection. I will disconnect both batteries to see this resets the display.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:58 PM
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Same issue

I am having the same issue. Tested everything on Friday and no issues (out of water). Charged batteries Saturday morning and then went to the lake. At the lake, the screen comes on but scrolls white, then red, then green (about 5 minutes on each color) and then goes to checkerboard like it is resetting or in some manufacturer mode. Console lights do not work, Tabs do not work, Ballast pumps do not work, but the boat ran great (engine works).

I checked all the jumpers under the dash (MC X-55) and they are good. Reset the power at the box many times, and no change. Unplugged the batteries, then plugged in again and no change.

Manual switches for ballast and tabs don't do anything.

Did you find a solution to your problem? I'll head to the dealer Monday morning but I have a big trip planned in 4 days so I want to dive into this myself today and see if I can track down any power issue. If it's just a power issue, I can probably fix it but if it's with the computer or something complex, I'll have to defer to the dealer. This is my first MC so I'm not all that familiar with it yet.

Thanks for any help someone might have!

Brian
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