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My gps chart plotter 182c with internal antenna is not networked.

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My gps chart plotter 182c with internal antenna is not networked. Twelve volt power, return and maybe ground could be the only connections. The receptacle housing is broken so the connector is no longer very secure or water resistant. I do no have a repair manual or spare receptacle, but I am wondering if the receptacle can be replaced easily. Please advise.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Marine Electronics
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Please let me know if there is anything else I need to do so that you can answer me!
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Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.
I do not quite know what you means by the 'receptacle' - please specify. Is that a 'jack' on the Garmin itself, or elsewhere? and which jack would it be?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Neil replied 2 years ago.
Hi Do you mean the power/data cable? If so you can buy a replacement here: Or did you mean the plug on the unit itself? This can be replaced if the cable no longer locks onto the unit due to this part of the unit being broken... You just need a torx screwdriver and a soldering iron to replace this...
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for responding to my inquiry.Yes it is the component on the unit that is broken (you call it a plug). Half the shell has broken off. Luckily the key is still there. When that goes it is going to be more difficult to make the connection without having it fall off or (worse yet) without misconnecting it. I want to replace this component that you call the plug. I will need a replacement plug and some tools. I do not see any need for a torx yet. Where is that needed and what other information can I get to make sure that I do a good job, or should I send out for repair by a particular shop known for reliable professional service on units like these?
Expert:  Neil replied 2 years ago.
You have to take the back off the unit to access the connector... The earlier models had torx screws the newer ones just standard phillips head screws..
You will need a soldering iron to replace the plug, if you are not used to soldering then better to practise with the iron first...
Garmin can do this repair for you... It would be a relatively easy repair and you could expect to pay around $75 for this...
Other wise give them a call and see if they can supply just the connector for you..
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If they can't supply just the part for you then come back to me with the number of pins on the connector and I will find the part manufacturer for you. I am pretty sure it is the same connector as on my own Garmin which has 19 pins but yours has 7 I think...
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Seven pins is correct. Garmin no longer devices the unit and they say they no longer carry the parts. They may have the part if it was used on a more recent unit, but I have not tried to enter that thicket. Can you suggest a connector brand and even a part number?
Expert:  Neil replied 2 years ago.
I know it looks like this:
But check the dimensions against your current one especially the cutout size... If you order both parts ((plug and socket) so you can replace both parts if necessary..
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
That does seem to resemble my connector. Unfortunately I don't see any way to check the dimensions before purchasing. I tried to buy it anyway, but apparently the vendor does not ship to the USA. I am not finding any other seller online. Please advise.
Expert:  Neil replied 2 years ago.
Try this site:
Expert:  Neil replied 2 years ago.
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