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2017 Bayliner VR5 / Adding Mercury VesselView Module 08 Sep 2017 22:56 #26

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So, I got the VesselView Module; sent a photo of where I thought it should connect to Mercruiser customer service. They sent back some instructions with photos that seemed to confirm I had located the right Terminator. However, today when I removed the yellow cap, what was underneath didn't look as expected and certainly won't connect to the Module's wiring harness. I am certain my tach is not working right. I started the engine today; low idle, but it read 5K rpm. Settled down after a couple minutes to 1800, then bounced up to 4000, then down to 1000, back to 1200. I never noticed this before. Photos attached of where I thought it would connect on the engine.

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2017 Bayliner VR5 / Adding Mercury VesselView Module 11 Sep 2017 11:33 #27

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Have you contacted Mercury on what you should do? Its interesting to see this issue.

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2017 Bayliner VR5 / Adding Mercury VesselView Module 11 Sep 2017 22:04 #28

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Waterdowg wrote: Have you contacted Mercury on what you should do? Its interesting to see this issue.


No, I haven't. But I'm certain it's a tach problem since she ran great over the weekend exactly at the rpm's expected - idle, cruising, and planing. I'll be sending the pics to Mercury to see if they can advise further on the module install.

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2017 Bayliner VR5 / Adding Mercury VesselView Module 17 Sep 2017 00:03 #29

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Got the VesselView Module installed today. Went down to the boat; started the engine and the tach immediately acted odd again - spiking to 5k rpm at idle and then settling down to 1000 at idle. Shut her back down and installed the module. After some fidgeting around with Bluetooth, got the connection with the app. Started the engine again, tach read 600-800 at idle this time. VesselView said 550. Perfect. Revved the engine in neutral and the tach and Module stayed in synch, rpm's all normal. Pretty sure the tach is acting silly. Something to further diagnose.

Here's some photos of the install.

Connectors/terminator under the flame arrestor cover. Harness runs to back of engine compartment and module zip-tied to wiring running along back. As in my previous post, I was confused about the terminator connections; sent photos to Mercruiser - they were fantastic, answering within hours with detailed instructions and photos. Like I said, Bluetooth connectivity was a bit wacky, but it worked out.

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2017 Bayliner VR5 / Adding Mercury VesselView Module 18 Sep 2017 17:09 #30

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Your one picture showing what's under the yellow connector appears to me that you simply popped the yellow cap off and not the actual connector itself.

But anyways it now looks like you have it figured out.

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freechip wrote: Your one picture showing what's under the yellow connector appears to me that you simply popped the yellow cap off and not the actual connector itself.

But anyways it now looks like you have it figured out.


Yep, that's what I did...fortunately Mercruiser reps were able to provide enough guidance to correct my neophyte error and all is now well and functioning.
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