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09 wakesetter

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My husband and I just bought a wakesetter and it’s running perfectly with no glitches. We’ve seen some forums from a few years back of people having software issues after a certain amount of hours have been put on. Ours has 450. Spoke to a parts guy in TN this afternoon and he said if everything’s running well then not to worry about about a software update. Just curious if anyone else has this same year model and has or hasn’t had this software/viper box issue. We didn’t purchase from a Malibu dealer so they didn’t know much about the boat and the previous owner said he never had a problem, but the boat has relatively low hours for being 9 years old. TIA! 

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I have a ‘10 with the V23 update that I got from a member who updated his ‘09. Unless you start to get some crazy stuff happening with it I wouldn’t mess with it. The upgrade will be all but transparent IME. I am guessing the TN parts guy was Adam in Hendersonville. If so he won’t steer you wrong.

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Sold our '09 last year and ran into the Viper box issue. We had to flash the software (able to do it from home) via a USB plug and never had another issue. From my understanding, the memory is non-volatile and once you fill the memory with "errors", it will lock.

The "errors" were just stored shallow water warnings. I wouldn't worry about that at all. However, I would suggest going ahead and replacing the bushings in the Illusion X tower. Bakes sold a kit for like $80. If those are worn away, you can definitely mess up the tower. LOVED the boat though. Never had a real issue. Sold it because we had twins.\

Let me know if you need anything (including those files)

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