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swankrides

If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it - a PerfectPass problem

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swankrides

Let me begin this post by stating that my PerfectPass (PP) has always worked perfect. That it is, until I decided to make a Speedo adjust on it to match my GPS. I started pushing buttons that I thought would adjust the PP speedo to match my GPS. Well, I clearly didn't know what I was doing because now the Speedo on the PP only reads 0.0 no matter how fast I am going.

I'm trying to get this fixed before I get off the water today. That's right, I'm still on the water and will be for 2-3 more hours. I downloaded the PP users manual and followed the directions on speedo adjust, but my PP speedo still reads 0.0. I then tried to call PP tech support, but of course they close at 4pm Eastern and I am on the West Coast. The trouble shooting guide suggests that when the speedo reads 0.0 to check the paddle wheel to ensure that it is spinning freely. Well, I had no indication that my paddle wheel wasn't spinning freely, because, as I said before, my PP was working perfectly before I started pushing buttons on it (why couldn't I just leave it alone?). However, I checked that paddle wheel and it is indeed spinning freely.

Themalibucrew has always provided great info when I needed it for my boat and I am hoping you guys will be able to come through again. So, I think I'll just crack a beer and enjoy the sun while I wait for you guys to post the solution to my problem. Thanks in advance.

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oldjeep

What version of pp? If stargazer it sounds like you put it in GPS mode without a GPS puck.

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racer808

Did you try a system reset? Probably the simplest solution if it is in fact the gauge & not the paddle wheel. My paddle wheel went out & you can't by the old style which I believe you have as well. You can purchase the new kind but you have make the hull hole larger, which I didn't want to do so I ended up buying the star gazer upgrade.

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swankrides

I tried a system reset by following the directions in the manual that I downloaded by holding the on/off button and the menu button at the same time for five seconds, but that didn't work. This made me think that maybe I downloaded the wrong manual, but it was supposed to be for 2005 and older Malibus, so I figured it was the right one. So, I don't know why I wasn't able to do a system reset.

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swankrides

What version of pp? If stargazer it sounds like you put it in GPS mode without a GPS puck.

It's not stargazer, it's much older than that. I believe it is PP Wakeboard Pro 6.5.

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swankrides

Those sound like the correct directions, as long as you did it right after turning the key on.

http://www.perfectpass.com/sites/all/themes/perfectpass%20-%20Copy/images/wakeboardpro65mechanical.pdf

That's not the correct manual for my boat. This is the one...

http://www.perfectpass.com/sites/all/themes/perfectpass%20-%20Copy/images/wakeboardpro2005.pdf

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swankrides

Well, I called PerfectPass today and they were able to help me resolve my problem in a matter of about 30 seconds. All it needed was a system reset. To do this, you need to start the boat up and before PerfectPass fires up completely, simultaneously press the on/off and menu buttons. This will allow you to reset the system. The problem I originally had with trying to reset the system was due to the fact that after I started the boat, I was waiting too long to press the buttons. The key to the reset is immediately pressing the on/off and menu buttons after starting the boat. Anyway, thanks so much to the guy (i forget his name) at PP for helping me resolve my issue. :thumbup: He was awesome! :yahoo: Hopefully this little tid bit will help other in the future.

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oldjeep

So what you are saying is that the manual I pointed to had the right procedure? :)

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