View Full Version : Gauges in 01 X-Star

Cary K.
12-31-2004, 09:33 PM
Loading up the boat tonight for the annual New Years Day ride and noticed that my analog gauges aren't working (temp, volt, fuel, etc...) The digital ones (depth, water temp, PP) are fine. Also my clock works fine. Anyone have any suggestions on what/where to look for; fuses, connections, etc... These were all working last week. Thanks for any help.

12-31-2004, 10:10 PM
Make sure your safety lanyard is connected. Some boats the guages won't work when disconnected.

Cary K.
01-03-2005, 12:15 PM
Thanks George. That was it. Glad it was so simple.

07-29-2007, 08:52 PM
What if the safety switch is really sensitive and does not stay in place well?? Any ideas on how to fix this??



07-30-2007, 08:10 AM
I've read other complaints on here of that happening. I think the solution was to buy another safety switch.

08-01-2007, 11:19 AM
OK, now mine did this last night! 01 x-star also. same scenario as Carys,
so you all think the safety switch is the fix or something else?
did check the switch lanyard right away (remembering this thread!)
No go...Anyone hear anything more on this lately?


08-01-2007, 11:23 AM
I had this happen to me too, and also lost all of the accesory switches, started checking all the wires under the dash. I completely forgot about the circuit breaker next to the batter. I reset it and I was good to go.

08-01-2007, 11:46 AM
Yea, I flipped that one also! I pushed, wiggled everything I could find

08-01-2007, 11:47 AM
does the boat run at all?

08-01-2007, 12:18 PM
Oh yea, runs great, no probs just gauges out! 3/4 tank of gas
so I knew I was good to go. no gas gauge is scary, pulling a boarder
is tricky but I go by the sound of the motor and the input of the boarder.

08-01-2007, 12:43 PM
Beatle, did you ever re-calibrate the gas guage to read accurately? I may want to do that, my gas guage doesn't leave full until I have less than a half a tank.

08-01-2007, 01:16 PM
Same thing happenned to me last week on my 2000 X5 (same as PS195). I Tried everything (breakers, safety switch, loose connection, etc...) with no success.
I then tried the good old reboote trick (disconnect the battery, wait 5 seconds and reconnect the battery) and this fixed it.
I have no idea what happenned but it is now working fine.

08-01-2007, 01:21 PM
you know! a couple of times this summer the gauges would die, then instantly come back on line. (weird) but did just put battery back in the other night... good idea! that one slipped my mind.

08-05-2007, 12:10 AM
This sucks!! What ever happened to good old fashioned Mastercraft quality??? My old '96 never had so many problems. Heck, it never had ANY problems!!! Guess I should replace this switch eh??

Frustrated today...