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Old 02-26-2019, 05:40 AM
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Thinking about replacing my Yamaha gauges. They still work, but are getting pretty dim and hard to see. The problem I've seen is that most who advertise used gauges for sale know what part number they have to sell. Reason being, there doesn't seem to be a part number on the gauges. Why would Yamaha not put a p/n on something like this? And how does one know which of the gauges on the market would work vs not? I looked for numbers on my old gauges but didn't see anything. So I called Yamaha and the person there gave me p/n's for the gauges they said I needed with my motors. But that doesn't help much when almost all that are advertised used for sale have no p/n. Are they all the same (they look the same on the face)? But I'm guessing the connectors are different between different part numbers?
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Which ones do you have? Instead of buying new, why not get them refurbished?
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I'm assuming you have digital display 'multifunction' gauges -
the part number begins with 6Y5
Yamaha has had many different parts numbers,
'generally' any of them made in the last 10 years are 'interchangeable'
(although perhaps with an adapting wire harness)

but in your situation as you describe it,
simply re-habbing your existing gauges seems a good option -
a member here has developed an excellent reputation for that -

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Old 02-26-2019, 07:46 AM
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Yes, 6Y5 gauges. However, they can be different, as you say. And that is my concern. Worried I would get a used gauge and then have to buy an adapter cable of some sort, that costs about the price I paid for the gauge.

I thought about sending them to gaugesaver. But I'm dropping the boat off at the mechanic this week, and would prefer to have gauges in hand by sometime next week to let him switch them out. Just in case. Or I suppose I could wait until I get the boat back and then send them to gaugesaver. But if I could be sure I'm buying the right gauges, preference would be to buy used ones and let the mechanic switch them out. One less thing to do when I get the boat back. But it may be easier to just wait and do it myself and get them refurbed. Rather than try to figure out if the wiring is correct on a used gauge.
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I know you asked about my gauge. A month ago I was like you thinking I was going to just buy used so I bought a couple excellent condition gauges but was concerned about finding others in such good condition that they might not match. So I sent my 4 gauges to gaugesaver and they came back amazing. The work was completed ahead of schedule and the boat can still run without the gauges while he has them. I had to remove a whole lot to get to mine so didn’t run without but was good to know. If you have multiple gauges I would send them in before trying to piece together.
The gauges are actually on in first pic that is how bad they were.


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Originally Posted by JB2C View Post
Thinking about replacing my Yamaha gauges. They still work, but are getting pretty dim and hard to see. The problem I've seen is that most who advertise used gauges for sale know what part number they have to sell. Reason being, there doesn't seem to be a part number on the gauges. Why would Yamaha not put a p/n on something like this? And how does one know which of the gauges on the market would work vs not? I looked for numbers on my old gauges but didn't see anything. So I called Yamaha and the person there gave me p/n's for the gauges they said I needed with my motors. But that doesn't help much when almost all that are advertised used for sale have no p/n. Are they all the same (they look the same on the face)? But I'm guessing the connectors are different between different part numbers?
It is a common practice in industry to not have a part number on a part. Cost savings measure maybe?

They are not all the same. Many configuration changes over the years. From lamps to LCD's. From two four pin connectors to one four pin connector. From two stroke only types to two and four stroke types. Some with "check engine" functionality and some without.
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It costs very little to put a p/n on a molded plastic part, given the volume Yamaha had with these gauges. Really surprised they did not at least put a label on them with a p/n. Do new Yamaha gauges have the p/n on them? Disappointed in Yamaha on this one.
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No part numbers of new Yam gauges. No part numbers on new Yam parts. With one exception.

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