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gbcbu posted 07-06-2007 07:32 PM ET (US)   Profile for gbcbu   Send Email to gbcbu  
My 170 Montauk 2006 has moisture inside the [combinded sidelight lamp] and the voltmeter [gauge] but not the tachometer or the water pressure [gauge]. It's still under warranty and I would appreciate it if [someone] could tell me if this is normal. I can't imagine that it is. I certainly can wait until the end of our season here in the Northeast. Also is the "fix" a new [navigation lamp] and [gauge]? Thanks.
GreatBayNH posted 07-06-2007 09:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH
gbcbu posted 07-07-2007 10:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for gbcbu  Send Email to gbcbu     
jimh posted 07-09-2007 09:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Moisture on the inside of a sealed gauge is a sign of failure, and if the device is an accessory which is covered under the hull warranty I would take it up with the dealer. You may find that accessories like this are covered only by the original manufacturer's warranty, and in that case you ought to determine what the coverage period is as it may likely be only a year or so, thus requiring prompt action on your part to file a claim.
GreatBayNH posted 07-10-2007 09:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
If it is a sign of a failure of the seal then the Mercury Flagship series gauges must not be sealed from the factory. Too many people have noticed the moisture from delivery from the dealer. I hate to think they are all bad. I think it must be the nature of the flagship series gauges. The moisture burns off when underway.

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