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Motorguide XI5 #13413459 01/23/20 01:44 AM
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Looking for some help. Deployed the TM last Sunday, it powered up fine with no issues and ran great. About 30 minutes into the trip, I hit the spot-lock on the pedal and got a strange sound. I then looked at the panel and saw the light wasn’t on for the gps. I unplugged the unit, thinking the unit might reset and again deployed the TM. Once again, the light on the TM panel wasn’t lit up for gps. Is their a reset or re-calibration to get the spot lock to work or is the GPS module toast? Any ideas or advise would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.

Re: Motorguide XI5 [Re: n_fish] #13413919 01/23/20 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by n_fish
Looking for some help. Deployed the TM last Sunday, it powered up fine with no issues and ran great. About 30 minutes into the trip, I hit the spot-lock on the pedal and got a strange sound. I then looked at the panel and saw the light wasn’t on for the gps. I unplugged the unit, thinking the unit might reset and again deployed the TM. Once again, the light on the TM panel wasn’t lit up for gps. Is their a reset or re-calibration to get the spot lock to work or is the GPS module toast? Any ideas or advise would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.

I had to do this with my Xi3:

COMPASS CALIBRATION

IMPORTANT: This calibration is completed at the factory. It should only be repeated
if the Pinpoint GPS system is not responding properly. This calibration must be done
with the boat in the water, using the primary propulsion engine.

IMPORTANT: A fixed GPS position is required to complete the compass calibration.
The Xi5 will emit an audible tune once it has acquired a fixed GPS position (in the
default audio mode), and the GPS status indicator light will illuminate.

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.


RESET TO FACTORY CALIBRATION
To reset the trolling motor to the factory calibration, press and hold the manual mode
button, then press 1, 1, 4.

Re: Motorguide XI5 [Re: JAlfred] #13414146 01/23/20 06:13 PM
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Thank you, I will give it a shot this weekend. Much appreciated

Re: Motorguide XI5 [Re: n_fish] #13414389 01/23/20 10:17 PM
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If all else fails , disconnect from battery for a minute , power back up and try re-calibration.


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Re: Motorguide XI5 [Re: Mo] #13416193 01/25/20 10:52 PM
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Installed new batteries in the remote and it won’t work, therefore I now can’t do the calibration to see if GPS will work. WOW!

Re: Motorguide XI5 [Re: n_fish] #13416197 01/25/20 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by n_fish
Installed new batteries in the remote and it won’t work, therefore I now can’t do the calibration to see if GPS will work. WOW!



Check the batteries installation and try again.



Re: Motorguide XI5 [Re: n_fish] #13416378 01/26/20 02:49 AM
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Almost sounds to me like the GPS unit may have gone bad. I hear their around $400 for the part, not real sure how difficult it is to replace though.


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I’m thinking the same thing, it’s under warranty

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