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I Have a 2000 bayliner capri 1850 I have a alarm going off under dash I think maybe depth sounder checked all fluids they are good I did install new battery just before this started I can not figure out how to reset depth sounder any ideas

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The dash area got wet during the last big storm

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 6 months ago
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H​ello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote. Do you have a brand and model number on this depth sounder? Have you tried simply unplugging the depth sounder yet?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
my name is ***** ***** depth sounder was factory installed I don't know brand I have disconnected one cable looks like antenna wire and tried to remove fuses one at a time did not work must be wired direct very annoying
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 6 months ago

Hi Jim. The boat is 17 years old. Bayliner doesn't have any kind of parts listing that would tell me what's in the boat, so there is no way for me to look it up and see what you have. Even if they did have a parts listing, the boat is still 17 years old and marine electronics seldom last that long, so chances are what you have is not what would have been factory installed in the first place.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no advice ?
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 6 months ago

Y​ou never asked me any kinds of questions. How is it I can be of help to you?

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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 6 months ago
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Hello. My name is Tan.

If you disconnected all the wires from the depth finder and the alarm still sounds then the depth finder isn't the alarm you are hearing.

The engine does have an alarm. When you turn the key on do you have the alarm sound?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
that goes off after starting then after a different sound starts i have not been able to fined where the power to the depth comes from nor can i figure out how to set depth sounder i think after changing battery is when trouble started
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Is this an outboard or sterndrive engine?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Stern drive
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Locate the fuse panel under the dash and remove the fuse with the red wire. It should be the second fuse down. Does alarm quit?

This will be the power supply to the depth finder.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I have removed each fuse and still ringing I guess I am completely confused what other alarms are there oil pressure is good temp is good
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

The only other alarm you have is the engi8ne alarm. Locat the engine alarm and disconnect the purple wire from the alarm. The alarm will be under the dash follow the sound of the alarm. Is the gear lube bottle full?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
the gear lube bottle is full
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Have you disconnected the engine alarm?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Not yet I will try that tomorrow
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

OK

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