RF Error on Bluetooth i-Pilot Remote (2017-2023)

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 button in the top right corner of the keypad.
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  3. Press the Home  button.
  4. Use the Menu Up and Menu Down buttons to find the System menu at the bottom of the display screen.
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  5. Use the Right Softkey to select the System menu.
  6. Use the Menu Up and Menu Down 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.
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  8. On the remote, use the Ok 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.

Manual and Quick Reference Guide

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