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Old 01-22-2003, 01:09 PM
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Anybody have any experience replacing the Yamaha digital gauge with analog style? I'm reworking my console and wanted to go with new analog style instead of the standard all-in-one Yamaha gauge. I imagine it can be done, just need to follow an electrical shematic and trace the correct wires I presume. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2003, 04:15 PM
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I wouldn't want to touch that one. I think you may find it a little more complicated than tracing a schematic. Then again, there may be some guage makers out there with a full set of specifications and instructions on how to do it. Good luck. Somebody will come through with a website for you.
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Old 01-22-2003, 05:41 PM
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Yamaha uses the standard color code on wiring for its guages, ie pink wire is fuel guage etc,etc. I myself would be careful as manufactures guages are far superior to aftermarket guages that are affordable in most cases. The other thing is that any guage you get will not plug in so you will be cutting and splicing wires so be sure and use heat shrink connectors or it will bite you in a couple of years. Just my thoughts.
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Old 01-22-2003, 08:26 PM
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Previous owner of boat must have cleaned the stock Yammi gauge with some sort of abrasive cleaner and is not very clear. That was one reason for my question. I'm not opposed to doing a new layout of new gauges on the console and I would certainly go with a quality gauge manufacturer. If it doesn't appear to be a viable option, I'll just purchase a new stock style gauge. Thanks for the replies. I'll do a little more research. I've got time and with the weather the way it is here in the northeast, it may be a long wait!
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Old 01-22-2003, 08:37 PM
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Chumbucket...when you finally decide to just replace the Yamaha Guages, Marine Surplus in Sarasota has the Yamaha Speedometer and tach gauges for $195, if I recall correctly.
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Old 01-22-2003, 08:39 PM
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Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.
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Old 01-23-2003, 06:22 AM
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You can buy Yammie guages on Ebay for very cheap if you watch as well. I am getting ready to list a Yammie tach on there myself, there is usually quite a few to choose from.
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Old 01-23-2003, 06:26 AM
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I just bought a Seaswirl 2301 W/A with the Yamaha 225 four stroke. Reviewing the owner's manual it shows a Fuel Management gauge. This was not included on my boat. There was nothing in the manual to indicate this was an optional item. It seemed to be part of the standard gauge package. What have others experienced with this engine?

I naturally asked the dealer and he thought it was standard too and is checking on it. I was just wondering what others experiences where so I'll know if he starts to give me the runaround.
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Old 01-23-2003, 07:24 AM
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Mine is an older Yamaha that had a digital LED gauge that includes the tach, oil, temp, trim, etc. all in one gauge. The oil and temp are just red and green lights though. I thought it might be nice too, to have an actual gauge showing the condition of these. There's nothing wrong with the operational features of this gauge. It's just difficult to see sometimes. I'm also going to try some plastic cleaning compound to see if I can polish out the scratches that are in the lens now. Maybe that's all it needs. Thanks again.
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Old 01-23-2003, 08:25 AM
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Your above post tells the story of why you should not try to convert to analog. The oil and temp are go/nogo indicators. If all is OK, the return is ground (green light) and if you have a problem, the return is 12v which turns on the red light. The same is true of the temp light that flashes red when you have an overheat condition. You can certainly put in a temp guage, but that guage would operate independently of the Yamaha Multi and would require that you install a temp sensor on the engine. Yamaha makes a temp kit for this purpose along with the dash-mounted guage. That, incidently, is a damn good idea even if you just buy a new Yam Multi-function. You can get rid of that stupid pressure tubing while you are at it.
Fuel and trim can probably be made to operate analog, which they do already, but then you get into the resistance ranges of the fuel/trim sensors and compatibility with the internal resistances of the analog guages, another problem.
Tach operation, just don't know, but it certainly isn't simple analog.
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Old 01-25-2003, 07:50 PM
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Thanks Gil. Based on what you and everyone else is saying, I think that's the way I'll go. I do like the idea of the temp sensor kit. May look into that option.
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Old 01-25-2003, 08:40 PM
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Our Yamaha F225 came with analog gauges. The digital gauges are not standard equipment, and neither is the fuel management system.
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Old 01-25-2003, 09:43 PM
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Yamaha supplies the digital tach-hour meter and the digital speedometer-fuel quantity gauge as standard. The digital fuel management gauge is optional as far as Yam is concerned. Possibly some boat builders include it as their standard.

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