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Old 08 January 2004, 17:14   #1
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Yamaha Instruments

I got my Christmas present early this year, I took delivery of a year old Ribeye Sports 7.5 with a Yamaha 250hpdi lump on the back.

The whole family come down to Poole with me for the first launch, I think the cold must have got to them! When I went out this weekend, all I got was "I'm not going back on that thing until the *?*!ing sun is shining", what's all that about?

Anyway, Boat is amazing, even with full safety kit (including 6man life raft), 250Lts of fuel, 4 adults, 2 children, still managed to get 70kph out of her!

My question, I am looking at taken her a bit further a field than Lulworth Cove, she is already fitted with Nav Lights etc, but I was surprised that the instruments on the console didn't light up (OK, I'm still quite new to this game!). Was it that the dealer was too lazy to connect up the bulbs, or is this something that Yamaha over looked on the design?

I have had a quick look at the back (bending double, trying to squeeze my now, over indulged Christmas stomach between the jockey seats), but couldn't see anything that was as obvious as "connect to battery for light!".

My other question, well advice, how easy is it fit a Yamaha Fuel Management Meter? Can you rely on them a bit better than the crap one that was fitted to my car? Don't get me wrong, I would never plan to get as low on fuel as those fouls having there picnic on the hard shoulder on the M5 every Bank Holiday!

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Old 08 January 2004, 17:20   #2
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Old 08 January 2004, 17:29   #3
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On third Yam and no there are no back lights, Ribeye come fitted from factory in south africa with yam managment controls, so are set up with fuel tank. Had a Zodiac 650 pro that had own fuel gauge, and that worked the same as the Yam management dial.




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Old 08 January 2004, 17:52   #4
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My yamaha instrument binacle has an extra pair of wires (pos and neg) coming from a small lamp holder in the back to connect up for back lighting. I simply eathed it and conected the live side to my nav light switch, so when the nav lights are on, the binnacle illuminates. Sorry can't remember the colours but will have a look if you like.
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Old 09 January 2004, 07:51   #5
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Yamaha Lights

Hi

On my new yamaha console there is a special cable for this.

It's quit simple.

The yellow wire is positive, when you turn the key.

Connect this to the blue wire hanging lose on the back of the console, and you have lights, when you turn the key.

Connect the Blue wire to the red, and you have light all the time.

This is a quit new console.

On the old one, I have 2 yellow wires comming uot the back of the console. They where not comming out of the console in the same place ass all the other wires, so easy to identify.
Connect one of them to the yellow comming from the key, and the other to the black(Ground).

Hope this helps
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Old 09 January 2004, 08:36   #6
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Thanks all for your help,

I'll have a look for these cables at the weekend.

I hope they have just been neatly tided away rather than cut off!

thanks again

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Old 10 March 2004, 17:04   #7
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It's funny what you think of when you're tinkering and tidying the boat...

Remembered this thread (yes, I must be sad!) and found that our instrument lights come on with the ignition key.

Did you get yours sorted out?
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Old 11 March 2004, 05:08   #8
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Our nav lights on the Yam gauges are run off a separate switch on the console. It helps when you're driving at night to turn them off so your night vision isnt messed about with a bright light in front of you.

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Old 11 March 2004, 07:45   #9
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Austen has his Ribeye up for sale on the for sale forum.

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