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My L160 skidsteer will not start battery check show good

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My L160 skidsteer will not start battery check show good good volts, hour meter flashes & beeps showing "volts 0.01" than goes back to showing usage hours. this happens when I turn the key off and on
JA: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?
Customer: SN-- N6M434082
JA: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: L160NA115
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Voltage check the battery
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Removed the switch from under the seat and connected a jump wire together on the female side. still wont start.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I Voltage checked the battery. It shows 12 plus volts, battery ok.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Hello! Let's see if we can work together and come to a satisfactory conclusion!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Do the glow plugs lite up? Does the battery voltage drop when glow plugs are on? You have cleaned the battery cables? Everything points to a battery/cable probelm. Will it crank in the service mode? How old is the battery?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Engine doesn't even turn. Battery is new and when tested it shows 12 plus volts. all instrument panel lights work , horn loud it doesn't seam like it could be the battery. Think it maybe seat belt or seat switch. When I seat in the seat it would make a beep sound and instrument panel lights goes on , It doesn't happen now.
I ran the skid steer last week the only thing I was noticing is the hour meter was beeping and flashing until I increase the engine speed than it goes off. But it would work fine.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
service mode? how do I get it in service mode? my machine doesn't seem to have a switch for that.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I will be driving to go to the machine will message you back when I get there and we can continue
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Think its the seat switch, I ordered one today. Can you think of anything else just in case it isn't the seat switch
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Seat switch or harness to it! Thanks for reply. Let me know the result.

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