How to Pair Minn Kota Remote to Trolling Motor?

How to Pair Minn Kota Remote to Trolling Motor?Welcome to our guide on how to pair your Minn Kota remote with your trolling motor. If you’re looking to enhance your fishing experience with the convenience and advanced features provided by Minn Kota remotes, this article is for you.

Whether you have an i-Pilot or an i-Pilot Link remote, we’ll walk you through the pairing process step by step. By following our instructions, you’ll be able to seamlessly connect your remote to your trolling motor and enjoy a simplified and more enjoyable fishing experience.

Before we get started, make sure you have your Minn Kota remote and trolling motor ready. Let’s dive in!

How to Pair an i-Pilot Remote (2016 & Prior)

If you have an i-Pilot remote from 2016 or prior, here is a step-by-step guide to help you pair it with your Minn Kota trolling motor. Remember, this process is specific to the older i-Pilot remotes and may vary for newer models.

Gather Your Equipment

  • i-Pilot remote
  • Minn Kota trolling motor (PowerDrive, Terrova, Ulterra, Riptide PowerDrive, Riptide Terrova, Riptide Ulterra)

Pairing Process

  1. Make sure the trolling motor is turned on.
  2. Locate the learn button on the Motor Control Head.
  3. Press and hold the learn button while continuing to hold down.
  4. Press any button on the i-Pilot remote being programmed.
  5. Release the learn button.
  6. You will hear three beeps, indicating that the remote has been successfully learned to the Motor Control Head.

It’s important to note that each i-Pilot remote can only be paired with one Motor Control Head at a time.

Compatible Trolling Motors Compatible i-Pilot Remote
PowerDrive i-Pilot
Terrova i-Pilot
Ulterra i-Pilot
Riptide PowerDrive i-Pilot
Riptide Terrova i-Pilot
Riptide Ulterra i-Pilot

How to Pair a Bluetooth i-Pilot Remote (2017 & Newer)

If you have a Bluetooth i-Pilot remote from 2017 and newer, pairing it with your Minn Kota trolling motor is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to ensure a successful pairing:

  1. Start by pressing the Home button on your remote to access the main menu.
  2. Use the Menu Up and Menu Down buttons to navigate through the options and locate the System menu.
  3. Select the System menu to enter the system settings.
  4. Scroll through the options until you find the Pair option.
  5. Before selecting Pair, press and hold the Pair button on the Motor Control Head of your trolling motor.
  6. Once you have the Pair button held down, use the remote to select Pair from the System menu.
  7. The remote will begin scanning for the motor, and when successfully paired, it will emit three longer beeps.

By following these steps, you’ll be able to pair your Bluetooth i-Pilot remote with your PowerDrive, Terrova, Ulterra, Ultrex, Riptide PowerDrive, Riptide Terrova, or Riptide Ulterra trolling motor. Enjoy the convenience and enhanced control that the Bluetooth i-Pilot remote provides during your fishing expeditions.

Additional Tips for Pairing:

  • Make sure your trolling motor is powered up and in a ready state before starting the pairing process.
  • Ensure that your remote and trolling motor are within close proximity to establish a strong Bluetooth connection.
  • If you encounter any issues during the pairing process, consult the user manual for your specific model or reach out to Minn Kota customer support for assistance.
Trolling Motor Compatible with Bluetooth i-Pilot Remote
PowerDrive Yes
Terrova Yes
Ulterra Yes
Ultrex Yes
Riptide PowerDrive Yes
Riptide Terrova Yes
Riptide Ulterra Yes

How to Pair a Bluetooth i-Pilot Link Remote (2017 & Newer)

Pairing a Bluetooth i-Pilot Link remote with your Minn Kota trolling motor is a straightforward process that allows you to take full advantage of its advanced features. Follow these steps to pair your remote with models from 2017 and newer.

Pairing Process:

  1. Press the Home button on your Bluetooth i-Pilot Link remote to access the main menu.
  2. Scroll through the Content Area until you find the System button and select it.
  3. In the System Menu, scroll through the options until you locate the Pairing option.
  4. Before selecting Pairing, press and hold the Pair button on the Motor Control Head.
  5. On the remote, select Pairing from the System menu.
  6. The remote will then scan for the motor and emit three longer beeps when the pairing is successful.

Once paired, your Bluetooth i-Pilot Link remote will provide you with enhanced control and functionality, allowing you to navigate effortlessly on the water.

Compatibility:

Trolling Motor Models Compatible with Bluetooth i-Pilot Link Remote
Terrova Yes
Ulterra Yes
Ultrex Yes
Riptide Terrova Yes
Riptide Ulterra Yes

Ensure that your trolling motor model is compatible with the Bluetooth i-Pilot Link remote for a seamless pairing experience. Refer to the table above to determine if your model supports the Bluetooth functionality.

Pairing your Bluetooth i-Pilot Link remote will unlock a range of innovative features, making your fishing trips more enjoyable and efficient. Take advantage of the convenience and control offered by Minn Kota’s advanced remote technology.

Conclusion

Pairing a Minn Kota remote to your trolling motor is a simple and straightforward process that can greatly enhance your fishing experience. Whether you have an i-Pilot or i-Pilot Link remote, following the specific steps for your model will ensure a seamless pairing.

By successfully pairing your Minn Kota remote, you gain access to advanced features and increased convenience. With the touch of a button, you can effortlessly control your trolling motor, allowing you to focus more on your fishing and less on maneuvering your boat.

Experience the benefits of a simplified process that Minn Kota offers for remote pairing. Enhance your fishing trips with the seamless integration of Minn Kota remotes and your trolling motor. Enjoy the ease of navigation and maximize your productivity on the water with this innovative technology.

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