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I just purchased a brand new Ace and parked it in my yard the day before yester. Well yesterday morning, when I attempted our maiden voyage - the battery was near dead. Barely able to turn over. The night before I did show my wife and a friend the sterio system, but I was sure to turn it off. My wife also checked and my friend did as well. This time again I checked to make sure everything was off, than waited until a few hours later to buy a charger. I came back with a good new charger and now the dash lights wont even come on and the battery reads as 0%.

WTF mate? When I arrived at the dealer they where still putting it together and made me wait an hour with my truck with trailer running. It ran great over at the dealer, drove it in and out of my trailer no problem. Parked it with 0.4km on it.

Any ideas? Sorry if this is not the right place to ask this, my first time posting here.
 

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Welcome to the forum!
Sorry to hear of your trouble.

If one were being anal retentive about topic placement, then the right place to put the question would be "ACE Lighting, Stereo, and Electrical" (For discussion of lighting, stereo, and other electrical components).
I can move it there if you like, but I don't think that's strictly required.

Being a little short on details here, I'm going to discuss your question in general terms.
If the stereo has a separate power lead for constant power (to keep the clock running) and keyed power (for when you want to run the stereo), then I would make sure those are wired correctly.
The center post on the ACE's terminal block under the front glove compartment is keyed power.

Other than that, it just sounds like something is wired wrong, and I can't get any more specific than that.
If the dealer installed the stereo, my suggestion is to charge up the battery, drive it back on the trailer, and drop it off at the dealer, making it their problem.
If you installed the accessories yourself, then it would be your responsibility to figure it out, but I am sure your dealer would still do it - for a price.
We'll be happy to help you figure it out either way, but I think you'd probably get better results taking it back to the dealer.

If you want to continue discussing it here, please provide some details, like what model of stereo, what other accessories are installed, and maybe post up some pictures of the visible wiring for us to look at.
 

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it may be as simple as a bad battery... I would suggest a full charge and have dealer load test it.
 

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That's usually my go-to suggestion for a 3-4 year old machine. But a brand new one? I suppose it could be a factory defective one.
The fact that it is brand new leads me to defective unit. If it had any proven history of holding a charge, I would agree with you.
 

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My Ace battery also went dead while sitting in the garage for a couple of weeks. I put a good charge in it and it's been fine ever since. My understanding is the Ace does not come to the dealers with a battery in them so, the dealers must install one usually from a Sportsman atv. Unfortunately it can be one that needs maintenance, an upgrade to a maintenance free one might be a good investment! Your dealer like mine, may not have fully charged the battery.
 
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