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    So my new trim switch works awesome and is super responsive. The new gauge is also responsive but takes a 2 count to start moving. Could too thin of a sender wire cause the issue? or could my sending unit be acting up?
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    You have it in up side down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra1 View Post
    You have it in up side down.

    Have what in upside down? if i press trim down the gauge goes down. if i press trim up it goes up.. Its just do it until a 2 count has passed.
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    are you talking about a trim gauge on a diverter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    are you talking about a trim gauge on a diverter?


    The actual gauge in the dash... the deverter is ultra responsive. just the gauge it self takes a hot second to catch up.


    Im jsut trying to figure out if t small of a wire would cause it to update slower. or if my sending unit on my trasom could be going out.
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    Get a heavier wire connect it up and just lay it loose over the seats etc. as a test. If it's still slow you'll have your answer.

    We'll do this all the time in the electronics business. Many times it's faster than ohming things out or trying to do calculations. Quick n easy......down n dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    The actual gauge in the dash... the deverter is ultra responsive. just the gauge it self takes a hot second to catch up.


    Im jsut trying to figure out if t small of a wire would cause it to update slower. or if my sending unit on my trasom could be going out.
    does this use the cable on the diverter and attach to a sensor inside the transom?
    maybe the cable to sensor needs adjusted

    pics??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Get a heavier wire connect it up and just lay it loose over the seats etc. as a test. If it's still slow you'll have your answer.

    We'll do this all the time in the electronics business. Many times it's faster than ohming things out or trying to do calculations. Quick n easy......down n dirty.
    Well damn.. aint that just too damn simple.. Cant beleive i didnt think of that.



    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    does this use the cable on the diverter and attach to a sensor inside the transom?
    maybe the cable to sensor needs adjusted
    pics??
    This is my exact set up.. Im gonna try squirtchas Idea then ill let ya know if its still an issue.
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    Mine had a "lag" in it. Had to use a stiffer inner cable cable.
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    another pict.

    The inner cable would bow then flex and deflect the lever on the transducer.

    Good luck.

    I went to a bicycle brake cable to remedy the problem.
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    now thats a awesome Idea.. hows it holding up?
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    Delemorte,
    If you're talking to me, great!

    I really enjoy having the feed back on nozzle angle. It makes my trimming repeatable. I've found the sweet spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schi-502 View Post
    Delemorte,
    If you're talking to me, great!

    I really enjoy having the feed back on nozzle angle. It makes my trimming repeatable. I've found the sweet spot.

    I sure was.. I think ill have to swap that out regardless. the wire i have there is less than ideal i would think...
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