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Walt and fish in my boat. When trolling I like to use my Terrova for its auto pilot feature. Last time out, it did not stay running. Batteries are newer and were fully charged. When turned on it would go off in just a second or two. We had to steer the boat from the helm. I looked at it today and got it to run at lower speeds, but when turning it up to 8 or 9 on the foot pedal it would stop. It only restarted when I lowered the speed again.
Has anyone else experienced this with their motor? Would love to learn of a quick easy fix. Thanks for any reply.
 

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Had same or similar issue. Mine would hold at 5 or less but no more than that without shutting off. Also the anchor system would not stay locked on. Although all 4 red lights came in when I hit the test button it turns out one of my batteries had a short and was completely dead. Once replaced it runs like a champ. Might be worth checking the volts.


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Had same or similar issue. Mine would hold at 5 or less but no more than that without shutting off. Also the anchor system would not stay locked on. Although all 4 red lights came in when I hit the test button it turns out one of my batteries had a short and was completely dead. Once replaced it runs like a champ. Might be worth checking the volts.


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Check each cell in the batteries if you can
 

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I had same problem with my power drive. I have a small breaker on my positive terminal just before the battery. It would trip it when I powered motor above 6. Ended up getting new one & never had any issues again.
I had the same problem with my breaker. The boat came pre-wired with a breaker that couldn't meets the needs of the terrova. I replaced mine too and never had the problem again.
 

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I have tried several of the ideas given here. Just checked the amperage on battery. Looks bad so will have it checked out.
Thanks for all the responses. You guys are great!!
If this does not work, I may have to check with Lockmans.
Did you replace the breaker on your positive cable? You can get one at the auto parts store. That's what it sounds like.

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I have tried several of the ideas given here. Just checked the amperage on battery. Looks bad so will have it checked out.
Thanks for all the responses. You guys are great!!
If this does not work, I may have to check with Lockmans.
Take the battery to an auto parts store and have them test it. They'll do it for free and you'll know if you can rule that out in ten minutes.
 

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Thanks for all the advice. Found that one of the batteries went bad, so an easy fix. Next time I'll check that first. The unfortunate thing, the battery store did not have a replacement. Robbed one from the other boat, for now.
 

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Thanks for all the advice. Found that one of the batteries went bad, so an easy fix. Next time I'll check that first. The unfortunate thing, the battery store did not have a replacement. Robbed one from the other boat, for now.
It's always best to replace all the batteries at once. Adding a new battery with an older one can cause issues with charging.

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