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Gauges don't work

I have a 2005 Hurricane FD226R deck boat.

I moved it about 900 miles last summer.  When I put the battery back in, the tachometer, the trim guage, volt meter and docking lights no longer work.  I looked for blown fuses and checked for a fuse that popped on the dash but could not find anything.

Can anyone help narrow down the search?

Thanks, Ron


  • nquirk
    nquirk Member, Moderator Posts: 672 ✭✭✭✭

    Did you happen to cross any wires on reconnection?  I ask because I inadvertently did when I reconnected my battery last year.  Result was I melted the common ground that runs through the switch panels/gauges.

    Fortunately, Hurricane uses a small ground wire which fails prior to frying a bunch of stuff. 

    One option is to chase the common ground that then loops through the series of switches and see if there is any damaged/burned/melting casing or damage to that ground.  If so, change that ground loop and it will solve the problem.

    Again, this may not be the actual cause, but the problem appears that it may ground related.

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  • Capt_Steve
    Capt_Steve Member Posts: 416 admin
    Hey's the response from Terri in Hurricane Customer Support ([email protected]): 

    If they email me – I can supply them with wiring diagrams – they may have a ground issue