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    hello, newbie here.. i purchased a 2008 xstar yesterday and today i was doing some cleaning on interior listening the radio and the beeper went off for battery going low, I immediatley turned batteries off and hooked my charger up.. batteries charged for about 5 hrs, now when i turn battery on none of my gauges will work and my digital screen on dash will not power on, i can hit and hold the menu button and the screen will power on and it says please wait but when i release menu button the screen shuts down. any ideas or simple solutions?? any help would be greatly appreciated..

  • #2
    You able to get your hands on a battery load tester? Sounds like they may be nfg. When you were charging your batteries, did everything function properly then?

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    • #3
      Test batteries. Sounds like its toast.... Unless the prior owner kept them up in off season--the life of a battery is compromised without activity----(charging)
      You haven't lived until you grab a wild hog by the legs when a dog is holding him by the ear!!

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      • #4
        yes. my stereo and all tower lights and all other lights are working perfectly, just no power to gauges or vdig.

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        • #5
          also on the circuit panel next to batteries the light is on on the bottom that says 24hr memory

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          • #6
            BTW---congrats on the new boat!!! And there is a "Rule" around here.....PICTURES of your new toy!!! (It helps to get answers to ???'s)
            You haven't lived until you grab a wild hog by the legs when a dog is holding him by the ear!!

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            • #7
              Try disconnecting the battery leads and then resetting them...sometimes that is all it takes :-)
              Kind of like a reboot.

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              • #8
                hey thanks guys for the fast replies, not a good pic but you get the idea, this is me on way home with it, looking forward to doing my homework and getting good info from this forum... a big change from my four winns bowrider and pontoon...lol

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                • #9
                  Nice!!! Good looking setup there....hang around here, these fellas are a treasure trove of info!! You'll get everything sorted out in time for good weather.
                  You haven't lived until you grab a wild hog by the legs when a dog is holding him by the ear!!

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                  • #10
                    Try removing the kill switch and then reinsert. I have a faulty kill switch which does exactly what you are saying. Good luck and enjoy your Xstar, I love mine and think the 2008 is better than the 2014.

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                    • #11
                      Hey thanks mark. I will give that a try this morning when I get back out there.

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                      • #12
                        I have the 08 vdig and it sometimes just needs to be reset. Turn your perko on and off after 3 minutes also. The vdig has some gremlin going on on rare occasion.
                        David
                        2008 X2 MCX
                        1999 Maristar 210 (sold)
                        1996 Bayliner 2050

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                        • #13
                          Thanks davidstan. Can you be more specific on what your are talking about. I've cycled the switch several times. Am I missing something?

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                          • #14
                            reset the kill switch and started working, thanks guys

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                            • #15
                              The kill switch has been the source of many headaches.
                              - Peter
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