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I have a low-hour Boss vee handheld controller that just quit working this week. Does anyone have any troubleshooting info on these controllers? I feel as though it is something simple: I will dig into it tomorrow with my meter, so any help would be great. I have not called the Boss tech line yet, but I would expect them to be helpful as usual.

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Does the controller turn green (light up) when you turn it on? If yes, then more than likely your controller has gone bad. Low use is not normal for this to happen.... However... if the controller is not stored in a way that protects it when not in use then i have seen that happen. If the answer to the above question about powering up is no then check the following.

1)Is there power coming from the ignition controlled fuse in the fuse box. those small fuse adapter clips that BOSS sends are a source of problems if not properly installed. We use a different fuse tap in our shop.

2)If there is Power there check at the red wire going into the plug on the controller and make sure you have it there. If not check the wire between there and the fuse tap for damage.

3) If the power is going into and coming out of the Controller plug disassemble
the controller and see if you have power going in and out of the rocker switch. if not then bypass the rocker switch that is on the top of the controller. it has small spade connectors that can easily be put together to try it. I have had 2 of those switches go bad in controllers over the last couple of years so while it is not common by any means it does happen.
 

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Thanks John. There is nothing from the controller in terms of green backlighting. However, a spare controller does function normally, so the problem is in the controller. I will dig into that and see if there is power to and through the rocker switch.
 

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Does the controller turn green (light up) when you turn it on? If yes, then more than likely your controller has gone bad. Low use is not normal for this to happen.... However... if the controller is not stored in a way that protects it when not in use then i have seen that happen. If the answer to the above question about powering up is no then check the following.

1)Is there power coming from the ignition controlled fuse in the fuse box. those small fuse adapter clips that BOSS sends are a source of problems if not properly installed. We use a different fuse tap in our shop.

2)If there is Power there check at the red wire going into the plug on the controller and make sure you have it there. If not check the wire between there and the fuse tap for damage.

3) If the power is going into and coming out of the Controller plug disassemble
the controller and see if you have power going in and out of the rocker switch. if not then bypass the rocker switch that is on the top of the controller. it has small spade connectors that can easily be put together to try it. I have had 2 of those switches go bad in controllers over the last couple of years so while it is not common by any means it does happen.
So your saying if the controller turns green when I turn the switch on then the controller is most likely bad?
 
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