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  • Offline NiK   fr

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    Re: headlight not working after battery change.
    Reply #10 on: September 16, 2022, 02:07:48 pm
    September 16, 2022, 02:07:48 pm
    I'd want a second opinion also.
    When my current Mk3 was three months old, it left me stranded for two months. No juice, nothing at all, despite the battery being in perfect shape.
    After one week of head scratching, the dealer resorted to replace the ECU (under warranty of course), and this achieved... nothing!
    Six weeks later, Triumph reverted to my dealer with a solution (something Microsoft-stoopid, like rebooting every electronic on-board system).

    Frying an ECU with a short on battery leads seems (highly) doubtful to me...

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    Re: headlight not working after battery change.
    Reply #11 on: September 18, 2022, 02:39:24 am
    September 18, 2022, 02:39:24 am
    I'd try Fleabay for a used ECU-that's what I ended up doing on my old Trophy 900 when the ECU fried.

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    Re: headlight not working after battery change.
    Reply #12 on: September 18, 2022, 02:44:30 am
    September 18, 2022, 02:44:30 am
    *Originally Posted by ijinak [+]
    I'd try Fleabay for a used ECU-that's what I ended up doing on my old Trophy 900 when the ECU fried.

    I think, these days, that would be a lot more complicated. You'd need the keys that go with it, the dealer to program it, etc. etc.
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    Re: headlight not working after battery change.
    Reply #13 on: September 19, 2022, 09:27:44 am
    September 19, 2022, 09:27:44 am
    *Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]

    I think, these days, that would be a lot more complicated. You'd need the keys that go with it, the dealer to program it, etc. etc.
    Confirmed.
    When he did it on my Mk3, my dealer described to me all the hassle and pain of swapping the ECU ;-)