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ContinuousWave: Post-Classic Whalers
|Author||Topic: Smartcraft Gauges|
posted 06-23-2003 10:32 PM ET (US)
I bought a new 2002 whaler with the smartcraft gauge. Everything worked fine for a while until I started experimenting and started pushing buttons on the Smart craft gauge. Now the tach and fuel gauge are erratic and the gauge is giving me inaccurate readings. The dealer told me I must have put it in simulation mode and they will have to reset. Has anyone heard of this happening before. Thanks in advance. Larry
posted 08-18-2005 05:05 PM ET (US)
If you hold down both outside keys does it let you do a master reset? If it doesn't then look and see if the gauges are hooked through your keyswitch instead of a blue cable. If they are you most likely have a red wire from your tachs tied together and going back to one battery. You need to seperate the red wires, and put the red wire from the port engine to the port battery and starboard wire to starboard battery. etc...
posted 08-23-2005 04:21 PM ET (US)
In addition to resetting the gauges, I recommend you also check the condition of your batteries. If the batteries are from 2002, it's about time they get replaced.
Months before my batteries died, my smartcraft gauges worked erratically. Tach RPM would move around wildly and various sensor alarms reported. After swapping out the dying batteries, it's working as good as when it was new again. I think these gauges are sensitive to low reserve voltages.
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