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Old 09-02-2017, 06:15 AM
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Purchased a new Pontoon this spring with a 2017 Suzuki DF140 and a SIMRAD GO7 XSE. The engine gauges never worked on the SIMRAD from day one. The Marina and the boat manufacture told me this is a known issue and that SIMRAD should have a fix in the form of a software update. Also the same issue was known with the Honda engines.

SIMRAD has failed to call me back with a technical support case I opened online, twice! Calling SIMRAD to open a case has not been very helpful. On hold for long periods and getting no call backs when I use the call back feature.

Question is, are there others having the same issues? Has anyone found a solution to this issue?

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Old 09-02-2017, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by larrybac View Post
Purchased a new Pontoon this spring with a 2017 Suzuki DF140 and a SIMRAD GO7 XSE. The engine gauges never worked on the SIMRAD from day one. The Marina and the boat manufacture told me this is a known issue and that SIMRAD should have a fix in the form of a software update....
I don't have any first-hand experience with viewing data from a Suzuki outboard engine on a GO7 XSE display, but the explanation offered by your dealer and boat manufacturer sounds a bit lame to me. There are reports that a GO7 XSE shows engine data from other brands of outboard engine. There is a thread on THT that implies that a Suzuki outboard engine data can be seen, too.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...uki-200-a.html

The data being sent from the engine should be in a standard form--that is the basis of a communication protocol. It seems odd that a manufacturer of NMEA-2000 data displays would have to do something special to show engine data from a particular engine model or brand.
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Everything works fine. The problem is with your dealer.
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I agree. Find a dealer that actually understands Suzuki NMEA2000 networking.
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Thanks for your input. The setup came from the boating manufacturer. The NEMA network has other Items attached and work fine. However the Engine gauges are not visible on the SIMRAD.

I have looked at the Engine harness and it seems to be correct for the the 2017 Suzuki 3.5 NEMA cable. The Manufacturer also indicated the issue is with the SIMRAD software. SIMRAD has not returned any of my support calls so I cannot confirm the manufacturers claims.

I'd like to see a wiring diagram to compare the NEMA sensor cable to the engine interface cable. I suspect the issue is with the cable pinout. I did see the link you provided for the cabling. I'll take a closer look at that.
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The menu sources NMEA2000, is the interface cable?

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