Tagged: fuel gauges.
I currently own a 2017 Cougar AE with the standard gauge cluster on them. Everything appears to be digital and run through the smartcraft gauge. So I am at the point now where I have to re-calibrate my fuel gauges. I emptied the drivers side tank on the boat, and went through steps to re calibrate the gauge. Got the smartcraft gauge into the calibration mode, selected tank 2 (driver’s side) and began to go through the process. First selected empty tank, hit the center, then filled it up to 6 gal., selected enter (1/4) tank, and went all the way until full through 1/2, 3/4. When I was done, saved it. Checked the round gauge and it did not move at all. It should be reading full on that side. So the question is, do I have to do both before my gauges begin to act correctly again? I still have gas in the passenger side and plan on driving it to burn it down to empty before doing the same on that side. Or is there a default setting for the gauges instead of going through this hassle.
Hmmm? If the left hand gauge is an analog, then it won’t read from the SmartCraft. That’s the only example we can think that is similar to the situation your describing. We assume the setting held in the SC gauge.
This indicates that your gauge is a Mercury Multi Function screen, and the other gauges are Mercury Quicksilver analog.
If that’s not the case we are stumped as the Tachometer drives all signals on an SC 1000 setup.
When the boat powers up, the left gauge says smartcraft, and has all of the stuff (digital items) underneath the tach. The others “appear” to be normal gauges (fuel, water pressure, and tilt/trim). All appear to be driven off the smartcraft gauge. And all have the name Beede on the backs of the gauges. Last night I went back out, ran the smartcraft gauge through it’s prompts regarding the fuel, and came up to one that said default. When I hit it, the right tank worked, not the left. So I am thinking that I will have to go through the fuel filling process on the left tank and hopefully it will start to function as well. This all started because the tilt/trim gauge does not want to function properly, as in it will not read the limits of the trim properly and a couple of times it quit working. I have had it back to the dealer for them to look at it, they have swapped out senders for the tilt and trim, they don’t appear to have any effect on it. I think the boat is haunted.
Alright, those are Beede NexSysLink gauges and parts will help you out as they should be in stock.
Thanks for the info Basscat. I am going to attempt and gain access to a manual on them so I can have it on hand the next time I have issues with them. It is nice to have something to use as a reference versus going blind.
The Beede Manual is likely on the Waybackmachine.org files of an older Bass Cat web site, back to about 2014 we believe. The SmartCraft manual will help someone also.
Basscat, I went on Beede’s website and downloaded a manual from there. Hopefully it will have all the answers I seek. So far so good.
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