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Connecting Commander gauges to a Suzuki DT140
|Author||Topic: Connecting Commander gauges to a Suzuki DT140|
posted 08-27-2012 09:39 AM ET (US)
I am in the process of trying to install a set of Suzuki Commander series multi-function gauages on my Suzuki DT140 outboard motor. I have the service manual and the installation guide for the gauges, however the only reference to the wiring is in the gauge manual. It details the wiring from the gauge connectors to the individual wires, but it is very difficult to find the wires being referred to inside the motor cowling.
In looking it over, I find it curious that the connections are not being done at a single connection point, in place of all the individual connectors.
Does anyone have experience installing the gauges on this motor? I'd appreciate any input.
posted 09-03-2012 10:46 AM ET (US)
Your inquiry has not elicited much response. Let me at least acknowledge and reply. To your specific question, I don't have any experience with installation of Suzuki Commander-series multi-function gauges on a Suzuki DT140 outboard engine. That said, and based on your narrative, you ought to be in a good position to do the installation. You have all the factory literature--service manual and installation manual--and I cannot imagine there is a better source of printed information. Your suggestion that the installation requires locating and connecting to individual wires in a harness does seem unusual. As you suggest, it would seem more appropriate that there would be a multi-pin connector for making connection of instrumentation to the engine wiring harness.
Perhaps someone has some first-hand information to offer on this topic. Let's see if we have any further replies.
posted 09-09-2012 11:21 AM ET (US)
I removed the binnacle off the console and found the wires needed to get the tachometer to read RPM. While I do eventually want to get all of the functions working that come with the commander series gauges, I am not seeing all of the ones listed by suzuki in the gauge manual as being needed to complete this.
Curiously, I am referencing the suzuki factory service manual for motor setup and there is no reference for the connection of these gauges to the motor although they are both suzuki badged items. ( I know the commander series gauges are an OEM product, and are actually made by Faria)
I will continue down the path of trying to locate more information on setup. At least I am able to monitor RPM while running, and that, right now, is the paramount concern I had.
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