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Charles, Marine Tech
Category: Marine Electronics
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Experience:  US Navy (Ret) I have been installing Marine Electronics for over a decade now.
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I have a Simrad AP50 Autopilot but cannot remove the Control

Customer Question

I have a Simrad AP50 Autopilot but cannot remove the Control unit inactive/disengaged sign from the display. I have a display on the bridge and one on the flybridge. I have tried to push the STBY button twice quickly but it does not remove it.
Could you please help?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Marine Electronics
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Is your question about both control heads not being able to engage the AP?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Charles, yes I have it on both units. I have tried turning them off and pushing the on button twice which would normally sort it out. I have tried doing this on each unit and in a different order but no joy. It has happened before, a long time ago and I just can't remember how I rectified the situation.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Go into the Installation Menu, preform a Master Reset. This will erase all of the saved tracks and waypoints that you may have in the AP.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tried reset and nothing has changed. Will try and attach a pic of the unit.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Double check all of your wiring and power connections. Make sure that none of the wires are kinked or have cuts in them.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All good with the power and cables. Will need to get a Simrad engineer in to sort this out!
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

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