I was recommended to this forum because I might be able to get some advice from you.
This unit (36V 72”) came with the boat we purchased used a few months ago. I only deployed the Ulterra a few times before it failed though.
I wanted to try to fix it before I bit the bullet and switched to the Terrova (which I had on my last boat and loved it).
When I double click the remote to deploy, you can hear a faint click but nothing happens. Then the remote goes back to “stowed” status. Status light is a solid red the whole time. I removed the cap from the trim module and the gear was corroded and locked up. I thought that was the issue but when I swapped that out for a new one I still have the same issue.
I also cleaned out the connectors to the boat and also checked the cam arm but it is fine. I did not check the voltage or load test the batteries but they are newer Optimas so I figured they were fine. I will bring a tester with me next time I go down there.
I also put power to the tilt motor and it works.
Has anyone had the same issues as described? Minn Kota says it could be 3 things— the trim module, the tilt motor, or the control board. I can rule out 2 of the 3 but before I throw in another $300 into this I wanted to check here first.