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  1. REV-XP/XS Chassis: Renegades/Freeride/Backcountry
    Hi Guys ! I have a 2011 Renegade Backcountry X 800 Etec Engine My Sled starting to yeld some '' Check Key '' codes because de the DESS KEY not mating properly with the Pole., and its getting frustrating. Im new here , i did a lot of search about the Retrofit from DESS to the Newer 2015+...
  2. REV-XP/XS Chassis: Perf. Trail 120-129 Inch Models
    recently starting my 2008 500ss, I am no longer getting the double beep at start up. I used to get 4 regular sized beeps and shortly after the 2 short beeps. I am now only getting the 4 beeps and sometimes none at all. I am not sure about this dess system, because it never double beeps even...
  3. MXZ / Legend / Summit / Grand Touring / Formula
    Hi, I'm new to posting here and was wondering if anyone can help me out. I have a 2000 Grand Touring 600. When the motor is cold, it start like a charm, I let it warm up a little and then I can go riding no problem. However, once the engine warms up (noticed mostly after ridding for at least...
  4. Skandic / Expedition
    Hello folks, first post here. I actually joined the forum for this issue despite reading it for years. This season, my Skandic has been giving me DESS issues. Not every time, but on 70% of starts, I get the steady beep and flashing DESS light. The machine may not move for sometimes 3 or 4...
  5. REV-GEN 4 - Backcountry/ Freeride / LYNX
    2020 Backcountry XRS 850 with SHOT start and the 7.2" display. I am no longer getting the two beeps at startup (I did get them early on). I now have about 480 miles on the sled and just finished the break-in. Everything seems to function fine and the beeper does work in reverse and during a...
  6. Mach Z / Mach 1 / Formula III Triples Classifieds
    Looking for a CDI and paired DESS, Located in NB, Canada. Thanks!
  7. REV Chassis - Performance and Trail Models
    Hey guys. Sudden new issue started yesterday. I'll start from beginning..... This is non electric start machine. Battery/capacitor setup. 8800 miles on rebuild. (Threw a rock through heat exchanger when new....almost made it home! Burned down) Purchased a new GEL battery 5 weeks ago. Ran great...
  8. GPS Talk
    I want to leave my DESS switch attached on my 2013, to help alleviate potential problems. Thinking of adding a hidden kill switch, has anyone done that? or ideas of how to do it?
  9. REV Chassis - Mountain Sleds
    So sled caught on fire and im almost done rebuilding it. My DESS post (Male End) is no good. Can I use any post or do i need to go to dealer and get a programmed one? Thanks in advance. Justin
  10. Sledding - General Discussion
    hello, sled is 2004 MXZ Adrenaline, and I'm having starting issues, plus backfiring and generally poor performance when it does start. I'm suspecting issues with the DESS key because I've something similar in the past: a small staple was lodged into the key, and for a few days the performance...
  11. REV-XP/XS Chassis: Renegades/Freeride/Backcountry
    Hey guys, looking to see if you can help me figure out an issue with my 2013 Renegade X 800 Etec. This season I've been having a heck of a time starting it. Most of the time now, when I put the DESS cap on the post and then hit the start button, nothing happens. I don't mean that it doesn't...
  12. REV Chassis - Performance and Trail Models
    Hey guys, my 06 rev kill switch hasn't been working for the last season and a half. on/off doesn't matter, it's just not active. So to shut my sled down I've been pulling the DESS key and reseating. Well I guess all that on/off action got the key working pretty badly. Stopped during the...
  13. Sledding - General Discussion
    The DESS key for my 2010 renegade 800R has a loose piece in the center of the chip part of the key and doesnt make contact properly all the time, (need to wiggle key after it starts, to stop the beeping) what can I do to fix it without having to get a new key. Thanks
  14. REV-XP / XM Chassis - Mountain Sleds
    Just wondering if a new style T3/XM Dess Key can be installed on an XP sled? After several years of banging my handlebar bag into my Dess key, the things is loose as a goose and 50% on start up I have to mess with it to get sled to move. Really like the newer style keys and tether and would...
  15. Racing Talk
    Have an 04 800 race sled, sent the MPEM to the Race department and had the race curve put in it and also the DESS taken out, does anyone know how to wire a old school tether in? the old school 2 wire tether. ive tried all 3 wires that run to the dess post and none have worked. any help would be...
  16. REV Chassis - Performance and Trail Models
    Hello, I have a 2005 GSX 600sdi and this will be my second season with the sled. I had two issues last year that I want to address before the snow sets in. First, the DESS system gave me a lot of trouble last year. When I put the key on it would beep at me and not let me start the sled. Enough...
  17. Sledding - General Discussion
    I know a lot of people were concerned with the 2015 DESS keys breaking. Has anyone experienced their Clips breaking on their keys? I am thinking i will still get a spare made the next time i bring mine in but wanted to hear form people if they have broken theirs yet
  18. REV-XP/XS Chassis: Perf. Trail 120-129 Inch Models
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and hoping to get some assistance with a very strange issue with my 2004 GSX 500SS. I was certain this was a DESS issue but alas appears not to be. The issue is that I can only start my sled with the DESS key resting slightly on the post, it cannot be firmly...
  19. REV Chassis - Performance and Trail Models
    So I have a 2006 ski doo rev 500ss. Never had an issue till yesterday. Stop after riding ten miles, remove dess key and go into a restraunt get something to eat. Come back out and no spark! I checked and with the key installed per the repair manual I have no continuity! Is this common? No key...
  20. REV Chassis - Performance and Trail Models
    Hi, when I start my sled my DESS light on the dash blinks twice, confirming that the right key is registered. The only thing is is that I don't get my two chips along with the dash light flashes. Even when placed in reverse there is no chirp. I cleaning the post and cap with rubbing alcohol and...
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