Minn Kota Terrova Won’t Turn On: Fix It Now

Are you having difficulties with your trolling motor and don’t know how to fix it? Well, Minn Kota Terrova won’t turn on, which has become a very common problem these days. People often suffer from this problem and can’t help finding a way to fix it. Sometimes, the batteries get degraded along with the motor or remote. However, in this directory, we will try to solve the problem based on what bothers you. Firstly, we will identify the problem and give you solutions according to the problem. If you can read this piece till the end, you will be provided with the ultimate solution you need right now. 

Let’s get started without further ado…

5 Reasons Your Minn Kota Terrova Won’t Turn On 

For several reasons, your Minn Kota Terrova might not turn on. This doesn’t imply that the Terrova has been destroyed. In most cases, the remote’s batteries might be at fault, or the remote itself could have degraded. Else, the entire problem could occur due to power issues. You just have to identify the reason in the first place and solve the problem accordingly. However, in this portion, we have come up with some of the common and basic reasons responsible for the problem we are discussing right here. 

Along with the reasons, we have differed the solutions briefly. If you can adequately implement the solutions, you’ll get rid of the issue quickly. Here’s to the reasons: 

Battery Switch Issues 

Sometimes you may notice that the display of your Terrova blinks for somewhat one or two seconds and then gets stopped. If this is the problem, then most probably, the battery switch might have been turned off. Well, it’s not mandatory to switch off the battery manually. Sometimes by accident, it gets shut. 

Solution: However, the solution is pretty straightforward in this case. Firstly, confirm if you really have the battery switch connected to your motor. If yes, identify if it’s switched on or got shut. If it has already shut, you have to turn the switch manually. This is it! 

Remote Issues

However, the problem we illustrated upward is not that common amongst Minn Kota Terrova. But the one we will discuss is common and pretty typical amongst users of all corners of the globe. That is, the remote you are using to operate your Terrova trolling motor might be wrong, or the remote’s batteries are degraded. In such cases, there’s a very shortcut troubleshooting method that you can apply. It will get fixed if the problem is with the battery or the remote. Otherwise, you must replace either of these two with a new one. 

Solution: As we already said, the solution is straightforward- all you have to do is remove the batteries from the remote. Remove and keep it outside the battery for more or less one minute. After this, insert the batteries again. If the problem is with batteries, then it must have been fixed. If it’s not fixed, the batteries might be wrong, or the problem could happen to something else in the trolling motor. If the batteries are wrong, you need to get a replacement as soon as possible. 

Tripped Circuit Breaker 

If the circuit breaker of your Terrova got tripped somehow, the machine would never run no matter how successfully you conduct all the troubleshoots. Now, what does “tripped breaker” refer to? Don’t you want to know? 

Well, the circuit breaker’s trip refers to the shutting off of electric flows in a circuit. When an excess amount of electricity tends to flow within an electric circuit, the breaker simply trips and refrains the electricity from passing the circuit, saving the circuit from overheating and, in some situations, burning. When this happens, the circuit gets temporarily disabled and doesn’t work until it gets untripped. 

Solution: As the solution is untripping the tripped circuit, you must have to do it manually. Well, there’s no automatic process for this. So, you have to do it manually every time. But don’t forget to check if the breaker is tripped before jumping into the untripping process. 

Power Connection Issues

Suppose the power connections or cables responsible for effectively distributing power are placed or designed in a scattered way. In that case, there’s a really big chance that your trolling motor won’t turn on. Some wirings can also go wrong. You must have to identify the problems in the first place before going to solve them. Here’s to the solutions. 

Solutions: Grab a multimeter and check the power transmissions in your preferred terminals. If anything seems confusing, check that specific part. Some terminals might get rusty, and you need to clean them. No worries, you will be able to clean power connection points with a very light solution of vinegar. If the problem still occurs even after all these, then you will need to replace the power connection cables. 

Asking Minn Kota 

This is the worst-case scenario. When the control board of the terrova goes wrong, you won’t have anything to do. No matter what troubleshooting method you apply, things won’t come to their pace, and you will not be able to fix the issue. In this case, the wise move you can take is to contact the manufacturer. 

Solution: Just contact Minn Kota via your dealer. This is why it’s always recommended to buy products from authentic dealers. Assuming you’ve purchased from an authentic dealer. If you contact the Minn Kota, they will solve the problem within the shortest possible time, and you won’t need to take any further hassle on your own. 

Nonetheless, if the problem still doesn’t go after applying all these solutions- call the Minn Kota and seek help from them. They will do it on their behalf. We wish you all the very best!

How Do You Reset A Minn Kota Terrova?

What if you’re frequently having problems with your Minn Kota Terrova and can’t help finding a way? In such cases, factory resetting the Terrova would give you lots of ease. Here’s to the steps that will help you to reset your Minn Kota Terrova: 

  1. Firstly, press the power button to turn off the trolling motor. 
  2. Once it’s turned off, you will need to press the power button again to turn it on. 
  3. After turning it on, press the power button thrice in two seconds. This will start the auto-resetting process of the Minn Kota Terrova. 

There’s that. And now, you will be able to control the trolling motor with your remote and do whatever you want with a default setting. 

Final Thoughts

We have already reached the end of this article. Hope this directory helped you solve the problem you were enduring. If yes, it’s time to wrap things up. Re-read the piece if you still have confusion regarding anything about the article. And share this with your friends and mates who might need this. 

Finally, Be good and do good to others. 


Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones

Anthony is an expert in fishing and trolling motor equipment, based in Austin. In his free time, he can often be found out on the water, perfecting his fishing techniques and testing out the latest gear.

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