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 Post subject: trim gague issues
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:22 pm 
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I have a 2015 275V with a DPS-B drive. The trip out before todays trip I noticed the trim gague was reading higher than normal, I hit the trim button a couple times and it seemed to read normally. Today as I was leaving the marina the gague was reading half way. I tried toggling the trim switch and it did no good. I stopped the boat and checked to make sure the drive is going full travel up and down. All good there. What I have now is a gague that reads half to full with the switch ,quite sparadically, and the EVC information panel showing a trim of between 8 - 27 degrees. Before I start digging into this, does anyone have any sugestions where to start. Can I ohm read at the gague to check the $296.00 sending unit?


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 Post subject: Re: trim gague issues
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:27 am 
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There are quite a few troubleshooting guides across the interwebs and youtube, but yes you can find the pigtail for the sender and test the resistance....the sender is a common failure item.

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 Post subject: Re: trim gague issues
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:43 pm 
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Wound up changing the sender. Followed the instructions in the Volvo manual, all went well. Time consuming project but patience prevailed. Thank you for the responce.


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 Post subject: Re: trim gague issues
PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:06 am 
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I’ve changed mine about 4 times over the course of almost 20 years, they don’t last long in salt water. My previous mechanic came up with a work around to make this job easier that it would normally be. It is nice to have it working. At the same time I fixed the Speedo by just cleaning out the sender and tube on the transom, so now all the gauges work lol!

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 Post subject: Re: trim gague issues
PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:26 pm 
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Thanks LouC. Can you tell us what your mechanic did to make it easier. It sounds like I will be changing it again in the future.


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 Post subject: Re: trim gague issues
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:53 pm 
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ugdxo8n6dfab ... d.jpg?dl=0

Mechanic drilled a hole in the transom mount and ran the wire up the transom like a transducer cable so you don’t have to try to get into that nearly inaccessible place where it normally comes out of the inner transom area.

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 Post subject: Re: trim gague issues
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:36 pm 
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Thank you for taking the time to send the picture. Says a thousand words. I will save this for the next time I go change it out and don't want to expose my wife (first mate) to the vulgarities.


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 Post subject: Re: trim gague issues
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:02 pm 
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Lol. When I do jobs like that (replacing the steering actuator behind the engine comes to mind) I curse in Italian (learned from my parents & other older relatives) so the neighbors aren’t offended! Because none of them understand!

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2002 Walker Bay 10/2012 Suzuki 2.5
2008 Walker Bay 8

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0/Selectrac
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi/Quadradrive II


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 Post subject: Re: trim gague issues
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:03 pm 
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N.G. LouC, wife is 100% Italian. And lucky me she loves the boat.


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 Post subject: Re: trim gague issues
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:12 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcp8rN-YqLw
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the Spumoni Gardens Pizza place is a real place that we used to go to when we lived in Bensonhurst, its still there. Bensonhurst is the Italian American capital of Brooklyn, NY. Lived there from 1958-1968 and still miss it.

this guy is just hilarious
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSHMLV ... 3aYAjjVu3g

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 Post subject: Re: trim gague issues
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:29 pm 
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Thanks again for the help with my sensor questions as well as the Utube sites,they were great. Enjoy italian heritage month. Some day I have to break down and bring my wife back to her Bologna. She spent five years there in the late 60'S. I was in V-Nam.


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