Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:16 pm

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MP3 400
Joined: 12 Aug 2022
Posts: 6
Location: Fresno California
 
Member
MP3 400
Joined: 12 Aug 2022
Posts: 6
Location: Fresno California
Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:16 pm linkquote
Have a 2008 MP3 400 new to me. Main battery had been dead 3 months. Installed new battery. Key Fob unlock for seat did not work. Installed new batteries in Key Fob. Followed exacting directions for resetting the seat unlock for the Fob. Just as explained, in the 5th time through the sequence the seat unlocks. But still, the fob never works again. Have done this reset 6-8 times. Am not experiencing a 2 flash code on the dash which would indicate an antennae problem. The FOB does blink green when depressing button. Any thoughts? Update: I reprogrammed the key using the master key procedure---same result. Thanks. LK
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:05 am

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MP3 500 HPE 2019
Joined: 28 Jun 2022
Posts: 59

 
Enthusiast
MP3 500 HPE 2019
Joined: 28 Jun 2022
Posts: 59

Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:05 am linkquote
there is a timeout on the bike, have you put bike in on position then off and tried straight after
Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:05 am

Member
MP3 400
Joined: 12 Aug 2022
Posts: 6
Location: Fresno California
 
Member
MP3 400
Joined: 12 Aug 2022
Posts: 6
Location: Fresno California
Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:05 am linkquote
Thanks flybynight. This makes sense as the owners let it sit for 3 months with dead battery prior to my purchase. I will keep fiddling with techniques this afternoon. I have also wondered if I purchased weak batteries for the key fob at a store. Again, thanks for your reply. lk
Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:17 am

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 869
Location: Belgium
 
Addicted
2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 869
Location: Belgium
Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:17 am linkquote
Unless you are pretty much dailying it, you should invest in a smart charger such as Optimate for all your vehicles to prevent electrical gremlins and to obtain max battery life.

Some cars, especially hybrid ones, are extremely intolerant of having the conventional/starter battery go weak.

A solid choice for any motorcycle is the Optimate 4, available from Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/OptiMATE-Program-TM-341-Battery-charger-tester-maintainer/dp/B001EBDXLM/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2AJ72MBC6XKC7&keywords=optimate+4&qid=1660486583&sprefix=optimate+4%2Caps%2C197&sr=8-2
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