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  • #16
    I'll pull them out of the boat tomorrow and send them first thing monday

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    • #17
      Originally posted by willyt View Post
      I'll pull them out of the boat tomorrow and send them first thing monday
      Sounds great. Just leave the 3 timers in the black box. That way you don't have to disconnect them from the 12 pin plug.
      '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
      http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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      • #18
        Eric, hope to get mine pulled out sunday. how hard is the whole box to remove. when i installed the 20 min timers i just took the cover off i believe. it's been a while

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        • #19
          First, disconnect power from the battery or turn your battery switch to OFF.

          There are 2 screws that hold the timer box to the wall under the rear port seat (at least that is where it is in an X2). Remove those and the box should come free.

          There will be a heavy red wire that connects to the circuit breakers and a heavy black wire that connects to the ground bus bar. Disconnect these. I suggest putting electrical tape around the cable ends as they go directly to the battery.

          There should be a 12 pin plug that connects the timers to the dash switches. Unplug this.

          Then disconnect the pump wires from the controllers. They should be should be orange and blue wires. you can see them in the 1st post. On my boat, I had to cut the orange and blue wires and use wire nuts to reconnect, but Brooks' box had bullet connectors that pull apart. Be sure to label the orange and blue pairs so you know how to reconnect them.

          Thats about it for removal.
          '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
          http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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          • #20
            just a update, finally got the x2 out today and just wanted to give props, (non pun intended) and was able to fill and empty perfect!!!

            thank you again for the great job!

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            • #21
              does the red light on the end of the switch work after the reprogramming
              what about the auto turn off when ballast is empty

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              • #22
                Originally posted by ttu View Post
                just a update, finally got the x2 out today and just wanted to give props, (non pun intended) and was able to fill and empty perfect!!!

                thank you again for the great job!
                Excellent! Glad I could help.
                '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by snork View Post
                  does the red light on the end of the switch work after the reprogramming
                  what about the auto turn off when ballast is empty
                  The light still works. There is no empty sensing anymore after reprogramming. When you flip the switch it runs for the programmed time then shuts off.


                  Also, after many requests for this, I just finished work on an update that allows you to change the run-time. So, after I reprogram them, you will be able to adjust the time yourself. It works similarly to the programming sequence that Jabsco put into the timers.

                  To change the time, you do the following:

                  1. disconnect power from the timers and wait 15 seconds.
                  2. reconnect power
                  3. within 10 seconds of powering up, flip the switch to fill 5 times
                  4. The red light will blink a sequence that tells you the run time
                  5. Then 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 6 seconds after the last switch move and everything works as normal but your time has changed.
                  7. That time is retained (even through power cycles) until you change it again.

                  Future reprogramming orders will ship with this feature. If anybody that already had timers programmed for a fixed time wants this update, PM me.
                  Last edited by tr6coug; 05-26-2013, 07:24 PM.
                  '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                  http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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                  • #24
                    Wow...can I send you mine over from Oz... I ordered the 20min timers for my 07 x-star, after I added the flyin high kit 6 months ago. Have been able to get only one of the timers to go properly and have basically bypassed them ATM. Will the original 07 timers (think 6/7 mins) be able to programmed to run for at least 15min fill time....

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by robpout View Post
                      Wow...can I send you mine over from Oz... I ordered the 20min timers for my 07 x-star, after I added the flyin high kit 6 months ago. Have been able to get only one of the timers to go properly and have basically bypassed them ATM. Will the original 07 timers (think 6/7 mins) be able to programmed to run for at least 15min fill time....

                      Sure, no problem. Send me a PM and I'll let you know how much return shipping will be.

                      Yes, I can reprogram the original '07 timers with the variable timing program so they will run for as long as you like.
                      '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                      http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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                      • #26
                        I don't want to jack with the 30 sec programming, can you set the default time to start at 30 minutes and then go up from there if I have the need for additional time?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by snork View Post
                          I don't want to jack with the 30 sec programming, can you set the default time to start at 30 minutes and then go up from there if I have the need for additional time?
                          yep, no problem.
                          '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                          http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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                          • #28
                            Just wanted to follow up with feed back, I have an '08 X2 with Fly High Piggy back system and struggled with my timers all last summer - had tr6coug program all three of my timers to 7 mins and it works perfect. Money very well spent.
                            2018 XT22 - Current
                            1985 SS - Current

                            2016 X2 - Sold
                            2008 X2 - Sold
                            2003 197 TT - Sold
                            1993 205 - Sold

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                            • #29
                              Just to see how the reprogrammed timers are going. I have an 07 and am considering getting this done, but i need to ship from Aus to the US, so just wanna make sure. And any pics of the part that needs to be sent for reprogramming, again just wanna make sure...cheers

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by g-mantrix View Post
                                Just to see how the reprogrammed timers are going. I have an 07 and am considering getting this done, but i need to ship from Aus to the US, so just wanna make sure. And any pics of the part that needs to be sent for reprogramming, again just wanna make sure...cheers
                                Reprogrammed timers are going well. I've done a few from Aus already. I'll post some instructions soon.
                                '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                                http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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