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I'm installing a lowrance hydraulic autopilot can I hook the

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I'm installing a lowrance hydraulic autopilot can I hook the transparent return line to the top receptor of a seastar unit
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Customer: I can not access the bottom fitting of the seastar steering unit
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Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Charles replied 2 months ago.

The clear line needs to go to the back of the helm pump. It is a balance and bleed ine for the system. The top port on the helm is only to fill the helm resivoure. If the clear tube was connected there the auto pilot would not function correctly. You may end up actually needing to modify the dash slightly to get to all the fittings needed.