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Old 09-10-2012, 12:55 PM
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electrical issues 2005 x45

I have a 2005 x45. Was out on the lake this weekend when the speedometer stopped working as well as MC cruise. All other guages were working for a time after but then they quit as well for a short time, but came back up after a minute or so while the speedo and cruise never came back on. Had batteries tested and they are good. Any suggestions as to what to look for would be appreciated.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:04 PM
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First, welcome to the forum!

I would start by checking all ground connections, from the motor to the dash and back again.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:23 PM
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Thanks. I have been on here multiple times looking for trouble shooting proplems, but just joined instead of visiting. I just bought this boat a couple weeks ago so still working out all the bells and whistles. Had a 96 maristar before and know every bolt on her.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:25 PM
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The grounds were my next step because I noticed the stereo was acting up earlier in the day also. Hopefully find a bad ground but wanted to check with the experts for your knowledege also
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:56 PM
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If your boat has the typical MC "mess" hooked to the batteries, I'd start there and then work your way to the wiring under the helm. Sounds like a loose ground or power wire somewhere.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:38 PM
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I will dig into it again tonight. Thanks
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:00 PM
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Checked all the grounds and made sure they were making a good connection which they all appeared good. Connections at batteries were clean, but that is where I found the problem. One of the negative battery cables when taken off the battery was almost broken in half. I tugged on the end and about 8" of the wire pulled out of the housing. Not sure if it was smashed at some time, but it is fixed now. Thank you for your wisdom. Taking out for the last weekend tomorrow.
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