RF Error on Bluetooth i-Pilot Remote

If your Bluetooth i-Pilot remote is displaying "RF" on the screen, this is a fatal error for the remote. It will need to be replaced. 

Replacement Options

  • If the remote came with your trolling motor and the motor is still under warranty, the warranty covers the remote. If the remote is under the trolling motor warranty, please call 1-800-227-6433 with your remote, trolling motor serial number, and proof of purchase available. We will determine warranty eligibility and if under warranty, assist in replacing the remote.
  • If the remote was purchased separately from your motor as an accessory, the remote has a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase. If the remote is under warranty, please call 1-800-227-6433 with your remote and proof of purchase available. We will determine warranty eligibility and if under warranty, assist in replacing the remote.
  • If the remote is not within the warranty period for the motor or from purchasing it separately, you can purchase a replacement remote (item number 1866550) by clicking here.  

Pairing a New Remote

When you get your replacement remote, it will need to be paired to your trolling motor. 

  1. Power on your motor
    • Ultrex- Press the power button on the foot pedal.
    • Ulterra and Riptide Ulterra- Press the power button on the base of the motor.
    • Terrova and Riptide Terrova- Press the power button on the base of the motor.
    • PowerDrive and Riptide PowerDrive- Deploy the motor.
  2. Power on the remote by pressing the OK IP-Ok.pngbutton in the top right corner of the keypad.
    BT_IP_Remote_OK_Button.png
  3. Press the Home IP-Home.png button.
  4. Use the Menu Up IP-Up.png and Menu Down IP-Down.png buttons to find the System menu at the bottom of the display screen.
    BT_IP_Pair_2B.png
  5. Use the Right IP-Right_Select.png Softkey to select the System menu.
  6. Use the Menu Up IP-Up.png and Menu Down IP-Down.png buttons to find the Pair option.
  7. Before selecting the Pair Option, locate the Pair Button on the top of the Control Head. Press and hold the Pair button. A consistent tone will be emitted from the Control Head.
    BT_IP_Controller_Pair.png
  8. On the remote, use the Ok IP-Ok.png button to select the Pair option from the System menu. The Remote will scan for the motor.
  9. Once successfully paired, 3 longer beeps will be emitted from the Control Head and the remote will be paired.

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