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Old 03 October 2012, 10:31   #1
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The original owner disconnected the speedo when he fitted the Plotter, but I need a bit of help to understand why the Tacho and Trim Guage do not function.

The leads go back to the engine, but from there I am a bit lost.

also, the tilt/trim buttons on the engine itself do not operate - although they do work from the throttle control lever

Is this a potential DIY fix, or will I need to pay dealer prices

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The original owner disconnected the speedo when he fitted the Plotter, but I need a bit of help to understand why the Tacho and Trim Guage do not function.

The leads go back to the engine, but from there I am a bit lost.

also, the tilt/trim buttons on the engine itself do not operate - although they do work from the throttle control lever

Is this a potential DIY fix, or will I need to pay dealer prices

Thanks
The speedo is an easy fix if need be. a pick up pipe will feed to the unit either on the transom or it may go direct to the pipe leading out of the gearbox.

The tilt fault, check the wires leading from the engine switch, they should jack into the main tilt loom, could be unplugged etc.

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The original owner disconnected the speedo when he fitted the Plotter, but I need a bit of help to understand why the Tacho and Trim Guage do not function.
We had this - it was either guage or plotter on our old Suzuki. Perhaps all the info is simply going into the plotter?
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We had this - it was either guage or plotter on our old Suzuki. Perhaps all the info is simply going into the plotter?
It's a 40hp Etec, AFAIK it's not N2K so won't be sending data to the plotter. Chances are it's an earth or power problem.
It could be that something is adrift in the loom under the cowl. Trace the plug for the tilt switch to where it plugs into the loom, unplug it & check the pins in both halves of the plug & socket. They have a tendency to push back rather than mate (ooeerr missus)
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It's a 40hp Etec, AFAIK it's not N2K so won't be sending data to the plotter. Chances are it's an earth or power problem.
It could be that something is adrift in the loom under the cowl. Trace the plug for the tilt switch to where it plugs into the loom, unplug it & check the pins in both halves of the plug & socket. They have a tendency to push back rather than mate (ooeerr missus)
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As far as I can see, the plotter is only hooked up to the fuel line and to a transponder on the transom. The speedo dial has no cables coming off the back so I am not too worried about that as the speed is easy via the plotter.

The tachometer and trim gauge, plus the engine tilt switch I will trace back to the loom and have a look......
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