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Eldorado Initial Setup of User Code

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by saranao, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. saranao

    saranao Just got it firing!

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    Hello everybody, this is my first post on this forum, I hope that this is the right place. I just got a (barely) used 2016 Eldorado from a former Guzzi dealer, and the "Code" message appears in the odometer section for a few seconds when I insert the key. After reading around (the manual is no use) I concluded that I need to pick a code for each key (I have two, one has a red protective sleeve) and program it on the system.
    Do you have any pointer to a document that I can read to understand the details of what to do to enter the code? Do I need a code for each key? Should the code be the same for both keys? Any pointer is much appreciated. Thanks a lot.
     
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    PaulDavies Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Get your dealer to do it for you. Have them enter a code "11111" for you and set your spare key to work.

    I attempted this, with advice from the good people here, and have not yet been able to find a dealer who has the competence to reset the computer and re-do my screw up.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    My strong recommendation is to use the Service Code posted at the first of this thread. Generic numbers make it a difficult or impossible guessing game (then costly for reset) for any/all secondary owners down the road.
     
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    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Is a reset even possible?
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Yes, but a very costly one by pulling the dashboard and sending it to the Netherlands (Carmo).
     
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    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    That is insane. What is in the Netherlands that can not happen any other place in the world?

    I have experience that replacing the dash with a new one does not "reset" anything. Therefore I propose that the dash is not the issue. The programming code that determines and/or retains that key code must reside in another computer on the bike. I have got to believe that it is possible to strip out the original program and reload, essentially a reload, starting from "zero".
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation. Shall I use the same code for both keys? Do you now of any instruction on how to do it? Thanks again.
     
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    I was in a similar situation. Bought a used 2014 California Touring, bothered by the word CODE that appeared every time I put the key in. Bugged me. Read the Owners Manual and followed the procedure to add a unique 5 digit code. Everything worked great. Now the CODE doesn't flash. I called the dealer that sold the bike (Moto International) and told them to document the 5 digit code. I also added it to the folder of documents I have for the bike. I don't think losing that code is an issue.

    What scares me now is what to do with the spare key. Roadventure describes a situation which indicates the spare key isn't as simple to program. Reading what he did, I would have likely followed the same procedure. However, I believe his main key had already been programmed because he was only getting CODE when his spare had been entered (unlike you and me, both keys had never been programmed). Now he's got a key-related warning light on the dash that won't go away.

    I'll try not to lose my key thus never need to spare. I'm pretty far from a dealer but when I go see a dealer I'm planning to take the spare along and inquire how to get both programmed properly.
     
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    I picked up my slightly used 2016 Eldorado and am having similar issues. The warning light stays on and the icon indicates there is a key issue. I have played around with it using the info on this forum and have both keys working, hooray! But the problem is, the warning light has remained on with the icon now showing a picture of the key with the word 'code' beside it. I can get to the point where it asks me to enter a new user code, but when i put hat in I wait forever and nothing happens. Is there an enter button? Am I supposed to turn the bike on after? Any advice? And why is it so difficult to get an owners manual for this bike? Thanks.
     
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    I know this is going to sound messed up, but I can't seem to find where the Km's on the motorcycle are displayed. I scroll through the mode selector and can't find it. I see the fuel level, outside temperature, gear I am in, the fact that I am on veloce setting(not sure how to change) and underneath that can scroll through to see MGCT, menu, an inaccurate time I cannot change, battery power, fuel consumption,a number 1 with fuel consumption, a number 1 with a clock?, a number 1 with a km(assume it's a trip odometer, and a reading of O'Donnell that shows 0km. How do I find the true mileage?
     
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    To change the Engine Mode from VELOCE, the engine has to be running. Press the start button (with engine already running) and VELOCE will appear in the display. You can toggle through TURISMO and PIOGGIA by pressing the start button repeatedly. It will stay in the last mode you select. From memory, if you are riding while doing this, you have to be on a steady throttle.

    Stephen
     
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    The total kilometers should be the next display after the time display when you push the mode switch to the right and next should be the trip odometer, to reset the trip hold in the mode button while it is displayed until it resets to 0km.
    Instant fuel consumption will only be displayed while the bike is moving.
    To set the clock, while the clock is displayed press and hold the mode button in until the hour starts to flash change up or down by pushing mode button left or right, when correct push in mode button and minutes will flash repeat as for hour.
    To change from Veloce, start the bike, give it a couple of seconds then press the start button again, you will see the Veloce highlighted with a black background, quickly press the button again while it is highlighted and it will change to the next engine mode, leave it for a few seconds and it will reset to that mode. To change it while riding the throttle must be fully closed and then the procedure is the same, don't touch throttle until new mode resets, i.e. the highlight disappears.
    Hopefully that all makes sense.
     
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    I can't get it to read the total Km's, I was thinking it was because the key icon with the word code is in the main box and preventing it. It is keeping me from getting the motorcycle registered in Ontario as they cannot confirm mileage.
     
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    When I first got my slightly used Eldorado it had a warning light with the key icon visible on the dash. At this point only one of the two keys I got with it worked. Through a lot of trials I was able to key both keys working and the warning red light went away, the key icon was still present, but now with the word code beside it. I can find the area that requests for me to put in a new user code, but when I scroll through and input a code it doesn't seem to accep it. Is there a process I have to do after all 5 numbers are in?
     
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    I tried this and it was the beginning of my key code problems.
     
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    After you enter the last number, try pressing in and releasing the mode button.
     

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