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    Do I have the Normal or Learner key?

    Just joined due to the awesome "fuel sending unit" stickies here. Guess what I just bought? Yep, a 97 SeaDoo GTX.

    Been doing a lot of research after the fact, and see that there are "learner" and "normal" keys. I only got one key with my ski.

    Is there a way to tell before getting it in the water which key I have?

    I literally haven't even tested this thing in the water yet; need to get my boater's license and a lifejacket first.

    And now I'm late for work; I'm thinking this has probably been answered 100 times already! I'll use the search function next time...


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    I dont think 1997 ECM were able to be programmed with a learner key.

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    I have a 98 SPX and it only has one style of key, so I assume bluestram is correct.

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    Very cool; thanks for the replies!

    After searching around some more it seems that if it *can* be programmed as learner I'll know it because top end will only be about 35mph.

    Can't wait to get it out on the river to try it out!

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    no learning key prior to 951 di

    you can use a key that says learning key..they can be programmed to older skis as normal keys.

    make some movement to obtain a second key while it's convenient to you.

    welcome to gh!

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    Thanks for the welcome and the info Pete! That seems to be the definitive answer, so I'll quit worrying about it. Yeah, I'm already budgeting for another key...gotta call around and see what local places are charging. Have already read a score of posts about DESS, now I'm wishing the guy who sold it to me had a second key.

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    Most used machines dont come with a second key. You really dont need one

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    Well, like lots of things in life, you don't need one...until you do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilddoktor View Post
    Well, like lots of things in life, you don't need one...until you do...
    Yes, if you ever lose it, then go to a dealer and get one

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    or pull the spare out of your junk drawer and go ride

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