Marine Electronics Forum - Everglades lx350 security lock out
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12-27-2011, 02:14 AM
I have an Everglades LX350 with triple Ymaha 350's.
I am having a total night mare with the boats security system. It has one of those dash modules made by Digital Switching Systems LLC; that has ACC1, ACC2, ACC3, ACC4 on the face of it.
Normally, I just put in the default code, 1,2,3,4 and this energises the system allowing to to now turn on the dash switches for the house batt, star batt, and port batt.
Now when I put the code in, all the 4 lights, (ACC1, ACC2, ACC3, ACC4 ) come on but all the other buttons are totally unresponsive.
Does anyone know what is going on here or how I can rectify the problem. I have tried all the usual resetting the breakers, turning the batteries on and off, resetting computers etc all to no avail.
In the last two years I have had to replace the module three times and am totally fed up with the dam security system.
If I had my way, I would love to just rewire the module and bypass and just use the battery switches to turn the power on and off,
PLEASE can someone help, this is just the wrong time of year for my boat to be down....
12-27-2011, 04:44 AM
so rewire it. shouldnt be that hard. its probably a relay that allows the power to pass through the switches onto the boat. tried to look up their website and it doesnt work to see if i could figure something out for you. probably goes along with you having to replace them several times.
12-28-2011, 02:41 AM
Thanks for the advise. I must admit, I am scared stiff to try re-wiring unless I was sure what i was doing in case I blew one of the computers or something, not that good on electrical stuff.
I have attached a public link to a Sugar sync cloud that has a document that came with the boat that has some info in it.
It explains how the switch works and has some wiring drawing it it, perhaps, that might help?
(if you just cut and paste the link into your bowser, it will take you to the document)
12-28-2011, 04:05 AM
it says youre uploading it still. the way i would think it is wired is the battery switch common out is going into a module that this security device controls and when you put in the right code it has an automatic switch that allows the current to pass on. So check the back of your switches or see where your batteries go to. the module may interupt before the switches.
12-28-2011, 04:10 AM
it doesnt seem like the switches should have anything to do with the batteries based on what they say on the website. its working today. what product from them do you have?
12-28-2011, 04:14 AM
Those modules are a major PITA and they won't give out any design info to allow an electronics guy to see how it works. My advice is when it gives you trouble, either rewire yourself or hire someone to do it for you.
12-28-2011, 04:18 AM
i was thinking the same thing. i think pre 2009 they used those on the everglades and had so many problems went back to regular switches.
12-28-2011, 10:43 PM
Sorry guys, I now have the public link working, i had pressed the wrong button..............
please see below
01-04-2012, 09:35 AM
Any ideas guys?
MB Marine Electronics
01-04-2012, 12:19 PM
I have to agree, if something gives you that much trouble you are likely better of rewiring it and not dealing with it. If that is not an option. After skimming the paperwork I would have to say that the unit has prob gone bad and needs to be replaced. If you are sure your batteries are charged and you have entered the codes correctly it should be working and if not it needs to be replaced per the troubleshooting section of those instructions.
01-05-2012, 12:31 PM
I would email or call Bud at the Everglades factory...he can point you in the right direction. 386-416-0391 or [email protected]
01-06-2012, 02:04 AM
01-06-2012, 04:22 AM
If it were my boat, the first thing I would do would be to contact the manufacturer of the security system and ask for their help. They should be able to tell you what the codes mean and tell you if there is a problem with the security system.
If it's an ongoing problem and you would rather do without the security system, it should be possible to remove it and wire the boat in a conventional manner. If you have to ask how, it's probably best left to a pro or at least a friend who understands boat wiring and knows how and has the tools to do a proper and safe job.