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Old 12-06-2017, 08:15 AM
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I'm looking to remove all my analog gauges and install a Yamaha Command link gauge. My boat already has NMEA 2000 system and my Garmin 4208 MFD reads and displays all my yamaha engine data. Anyone know if you can connect the Yamaha CL gauge directly into the NMEA 2000 back bone to see the same data as the MFD?
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by rmlongo View Post
Anyone know if you can connect the Yamaha CL gauge directly into the NMEA 2000 back bone to see the same data as the MFD?
Absolutely.
"Command Link" is NMEA 2000 using proprietary Yamaha wiring devices.
Presumably you have a Yamaha to N2K adapter cable between the engine connector and your backbone,
you would use the same type cable to go from the backbone to the CL gauge.
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:25 AM
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What year did Yamaha start using digital gauges? I have a pair of 04’ F200 and the gauges have a digital reading such as tach,fuel mgmt,voltage etc. not sure if these are N2K compatible. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:30 AM
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the round "digital analog" aka "multifunction" gauges - that you have - were used as far back as 1994 (IDK if earlier) and are not N2K compatible.

Yamaha's N2K output - "Command Link" was officially introduced after the "2005 model year" via a change to the engine ECU and wiring harness

but some engines manufactured in calendar 2004 received the required wiring harness, and an ECU with "some" N2K capability.

The CL/N2K capable harness is recognizable by the presence of several specific "unused" wire connectors.
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