Tachometer and trim gauges not working

 Hi tech gurus -  96 Etec 75 -  my trim/tilt gauge and taco are not working properly - taco is only going up to about 1500pm and trim  has stopped working - should I be looking for an electrical issue there is power to both as the light is working in both - or is there a mechanical possibility? -Thanks in advance

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 Did they make Etecs in

Sat, 2018-04-14 16:40

 Did they make Etecs in 96?

Hopefully you havent been sold a Ficht with an Etec sticker applied 

The lights in the gauge are completely seperate normally.
If you look at the back you'll likely see a small wire with an LED on (or bulb if its 1996 ) which runs straight off the key/lighting circuit.

First thing Id go looking for a lose plug in the loom somewhere, if both stopped at the same time it will likely be either that or an earth corroded/broken etc

Of course I am assuming that the engine IS going past 1500rpm?


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Agree with above

Sat, 2018-04-14 16:44

yep if they all stopped working at the same time the first thing to start looking at would be bad connections earth etc.

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 Thanks -  - sorry 2006 etec-

Sat, 2018-04-14 18:36

 Thanks -  - sorry 2006 etec- will have a look at that tomorrow I suspected electrical but I'm not electrically minded - and yes - is running well and revs well over 1500rpm


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 Check the batteries

Sat, 2018-04-14 19:28

 Check the batteries charging. Had a issue with similar symptoms. Was the rectifier.