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Old 12-21-2002, 01:56 PM
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I seem to have a problem maintaining power to my unit when on the boat. All wiring connections are tight, but I can slightly jiggle the harness connector on back and it loses power. I can't duplicate this problem on the AC power cord. I can't make it lose power on the AC adapter, but on the connector on the boat...the least movement loses power. Anyone had similar experiences?

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Old 12-21-2002, 06:00 PM
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I had a similar problem with my 162. Check to see if there is any corrosion inside the plug that inserts into the back of the unit. I cleaned my connector w/WD40 and the problem hasn't reoccured. My guess is you have the same problem that I had.

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Old 12-22-2002, 07:06 AM
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So thats it. Been having the same problem on a 160. I was planning on redoing the wiring to the electronics this winter because of little things like that.

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Old 12-22-2002, 03:05 PM
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Thanks
I tried the WD-40 and it seems to have helped. Think I'll try swirling a couple strands of copper wire around the worst corroded holes.
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Old 12-22-2002, 05:56 PM
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The most common problem with these units as far as cutting out goes has been the fuse holder. Take out the fuse and check the crimps on the contacts on each end. This has been a problem. Of course, also check that the fuse is held tightly, but these crimps have been a common problem.

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