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#12699878 - 04/02/18 02:22 PM MotorGuide problems
Kylefield Offline
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Registered: 01/26/14
Posts: 110
Loc: East Texas
I purchased my second Motorguide Xi5 the other day and the new one would not link up it GPS. Motorguide told me to go to The Boat Center in Flint and they would fix it. Decided to call The Boat Center before I dove my boat over there and the technician told me that they don't work on that junk and I should buy a Minnkota from him. Is Motorguide going down hill and why would they send me to a dealer that talks bad about them? Or, am I just crazy?

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#12699910 - 04/02/18 02:43 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Kylefield]
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I wonder if his boss feels the same way?
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#12699919 - 04/02/18 02:48 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Kylefield]
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Sounds like he was trying to make a sell
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#12700034 - 04/02/18 04:09 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Kylefield]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
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If they are a certified Motorguide repair center, call Motorguide back and relay the message given to you. I'm sure they would be interested in hearing what they had to say.

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#12700047 - 04/02/18 04:19 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Gamblinman]
Kylefield Offline
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Registered: 01/26/14
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Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
If they are a certified Motorguide repair center, call Motorguide back and relay the message given to you. I'm sure they would be interested in hearing what they had to say.


Yea I did that and The Boat Center is still under their preferred dealer in their dealer locator? It must have something to do with their geographical location

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#12700208 - 04/02/18 06:10 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Kylefield]
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4642
Loc: Longview, Tx
I ran into quite a few dealers badmouthing MG recently and telling me to buy MK instead. I told them that I liked networking through my Lowrance and they just told me to buy Humminbirds instead.

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#12700234 - 04/02/18 06:26 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Kylefield]
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All star archery and marine electronics Dallas Texas they’re just off of 30 and Buckner. They do great work on motor guide Xi5 and Minnkota. You won’t have a problem with them.

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#12700274 - 04/02/18 07:03 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Kylefield]
FishnDenton Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 276
Loc: Denton, tx
My Minn Kota powerdrive is doing the same thing. Links up for 30 seconds then shuts down. I have to pull it up just to get it to start again. Let me know what you find out.

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#12700351 - 04/02/18 08:03 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Kylefield]
Jacob Offline
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I got 99 problems, but my Xi5 ain’t one.

Sorry, that was for the under 30 crowd.
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#12700432 - 04/02/18 08:53 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Kylefield]
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1. Locate a suitable area clear of obstructions to navigation (both above and below the waterline) to perform the compass calibration.
2. Deploy the trolling motor. Verify that you are in a location where your trolling motor and primary propulsion engine will not hit bottom or other obstructions.
3. Press and hold the manual mode button, then press 1, 1, 1. The trolling motor will emit three ascending tone beeps.
4. Use the primary propulsion engine to slowly drive the boat in two complete circles. The trolling motor will emit a tune when the compass calibration is complete.
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#12700454 - 04/02/18 09:06 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Kylefield]
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It's prolly got chicken wire all wrapped around the shaft from your buddy!! roflmao

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#12700542 - 04/02/18 09:48 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Slewfoot]
Kylefield Offline
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Registered: 01/26/14
Posts: 110
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
It's prolly got chicken wire all wrapped around the shaft from your buddy!! roflmao


That's rabbit wire which will take more HP than I've got!

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#12700645 - 04/02/18 11:52 PM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Finaddict]
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Registered: 01/23/13
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Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: Finaddict
1. Locate a suitable area clear of obstructions to navigation (both above and below the waterline) to perform the compass calibration.
2. Deploy the trolling motor. Verify that you are in a location where your trolling motor and primary propulsion engine will not hit bottom or other obstructions.
3. Press and hold the manual mode button, then press 1, 1, 1. The trolling motor will emit three ascending tone beeps.
4. Use the primary propulsion engine to slowly drive the boat in two complete circles. The trolling motor will emit a tune when the compass calibration is complete.


I know that you are seriously telling him how to address the issue....but it reminded me of the hokey-pokey song... partyon

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#12700682 - 04/03/18 05:33 AM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: crapicat]
Finaddict Offline
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Registered: 10/02/16
Posts: 330
Loc: Cedar Creek lake, Tx
Originally Posted By: crapicat
Originally Posted By: Finaddict
1. Locate a suitable area clear of obstructions to navigation (both above and below the waterline) to perform the compass calibration.
2. Deploy the trolling motor. Verify that you are in a location where your trolling motor and primary propulsion engine will not hit bottom or other obstructions.
3. Press and hold the manual mode button, then press 1, 1, 1. The trolling motor will emit three ascending tone beeps.
4. Use the primary propulsion engine to slowly drive the boat in two complete circles. The trolling motor will emit a tune when the compass calibration is complete.


I know that you are seriously telling him how to address the issue....but it reminded me of the hokey-pokey song... partyon


When I called MG that My GPS did not work the first time I put it in the water and he told me this I really questioned him.......sounded very fishy to me also. He told me to download the remote manual and, yep. There it was. I lost gps after about a year and did this agian and it really does work!

Manual link
http://www.motorguide.com/userfiles/file/Support/OwnersManuals/90-8M0086988_Pinpoint.pdf
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#12700724 - 04/03/18 06:43 AM Re: MotorGuide problems [Re: Jacob]
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Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: Jacob
I got 99 problems, but my Xi5 ain’t one.

Sorry, that was for the under 30 crowd.



I know TWO of your problems...your wife is NICER and BETTER LOOKING than you! roflmao

How’s the kiddo these days?

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