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pstone
07-04-2007, 10:16 PM
Do any of you guys know how hard it would be to hook up a tach on a 08 50 hp mercury? Is it something I can do myself, or do I need to take it in and have it done?

Barnacle Bill
07-05-2007, 06:30 AM
Unless Merc has made major changes in the newer models its pretty easy. A lot of the remotes have a place on the front of them to plug a tach harness into. A tach requires 3 wires to work (4 if you want it illuminated). Black to ground, purple to 12V, gray to sensor and blue for lights.

pstone
07-05-2007, 10:42 AM
I'll go check. Thanks.

J White
07-05-2007, 10:45 AM
So..... did we get boat? :D

pstone
07-05-2007, 11:00 AM
Yeah Jeff, we got us one last Friday:D , but my stinkin camera is broke:( , and I got to wait on my buddy to e-mail the pics. It tan on the bottom, with gold metal flake on top. I'll get them up soon as I get them.

pstone
07-05-2007, 11:05 AM
Its got a black, red, purple and blue wire comming out the back of the controls with female conectors already on them, and it also has a black round plug with 5-6 wires going into it. Is any of this what I need?

pstone
07-07-2007, 10:25 AM
Hey guys, I finally got some pics of my new boat. And still need help getting that tach put in. Thanks.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b24/pstone83/CAGFRCXE.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b24/pstone83/CARQZQSY.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b24/pstone83/CAG2TL86.jpg

Barnacle Bill
07-07-2007, 12:11 PM
Its got a black, red, purple and blue wire comming out the back of the controls with female conectors already on them, and it also has a black round plug with 5-6 wires going into it. Is any of this what I need?

Very nice looking boat. Your tach wires are probably in that round black plug but I'm guessing. I don't have any manuals covering newer motors. You need to check with the dealer to be positive.

pstone
07-07-2007, 02:07 PM
I appreciate it man, I'll give them a call next week.

wannabe fisherman
07-07-2007, 05:23 PM
that IS one nice looking rig.