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  1. Have a look at these people, they may be able to help: AK speedo Had the same problem with my VDO gauge. I got him to send me the lcd screen and having watched his video instructions changed it myself. No connection, just a satisfied customer.
  2. All excellent advice above. All i would check with the OP is that Error code 2, which he says was triggered, in my manual is for a Low Voltage Alarm... Error 03 is for High Voltage. The Smartgauge manual has a section explaining. It talks about high voltages from equalisation charges triggering the Smartgauge error code 3. It goes on to tell you how to defeat error codes 2 and 3, which is what i have done as my solar sets off the alarm. As i say, check with your manual as mine may be a different version.
  3. My AEG washer works off the Victron.
  4. After 10 years with a clunking PRM500, I have finally spent my money on and fitted the accumulator extra soft shift kit... transformed it. Not a clunk to be heard. Thanks to others for posting their experience.
  5. I replaced my VDO gauge lcd as it was displaying nonsense but still counting. Found a company online, AK speedo, and they supplied the replacement. It was a fiddly but simple operation to remove and replace following their videos.
  6. I would be more concerned about Anodes if the boat was connected to shore power in a marina. Continuous cruising and rarely on hook up i would just to be sure, but that is just me.
  7. You could try Bell rope or Marsh meadow moorings. Not sure what the winter arrangements are but worth a ask.
  8. Excellent, thanks for posting. Can i ask where you got it and how much?
  9. Which soft shift do you have for my reference? The PRM one available at ASAP supplies or the accumulator version from Betamarine and others?
  10. This is all very interesting. My PRM500 just goes from neutral to engaged in a blink and any slack (backlash?) from the drive means it sounds clunky. PRM themselves even have a soft-shift to retro fit for these and i believe later models did have this on. There is the accumulator solution available from Betamarine, but you are knocking on the door of £500...too rich for me. I found the original manufacturer but they too were looking at a fair wedge plus duties so i have left it. Sorry to say no amount of gentle revs, easing, prayers or profanity works. Sometimes it just clunks. Let us know what you plan to do Chevron.
  11. Yes my explanation could have been better Tony, thanks. The display is not black without power and when i apply power it goes black. I have pressed the ribbon and cleaned connections and not had it change sadly. I have emailed a local repair person to see if they can help along with the manufacturer of the board and BEP marine, who have been helpful in the past. It is 20 years old though and no longer available...
  12. Ideas and help needed with this please. My BEP marine tank monitor has thrown a wobbler, the display is showing black. I have turned it off and on again and it would normally boot with the logo and then show the display of the tank levels, but now it is only showing black from the start. I took it apart to see what access was like as i had success changing the LCD of my VDO gauge. That was fairly easy as the display supplied had a ribbon and a clamp, this looks more fiddly. Am i correct in thinking the fault is with the display? If so can anyone decipher what those codes mean on the ribbon and point me in the direction of a supplier? I don't want to bin it until i feel i have exhausted all possibilities. Advice welcome.
  13. Not helpful to the OP but my friend - who has the same engine and gearbox - when i mentioned i had a leak said: Show me a PRM gearbox without a leak and i shall show you one without oil. My leak was from the gearbox selector, new seal and it still leaked but less so! It also seems to find it's own level, so i fill it to the mark and then it drips a bit until it oozes, then stops. A drip try in place and no worries until the yearly oil change.
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