View Full Version : Help needed wiring up new depth finder...

05-15-2012, 01:07 PM
I have a 2008 LSV that didnt come with a depth gauge... I installed the thru hull transducer last weekend but need some guidance on the best way to wire the power. I would like to find the factory hookup and use that if I even have it (what color wires am I looking for) or wire it into the ignition? Not sure how to do that. I just want it to work when the boat is on and not have to remember to turn it off... Thanks for any help!

05-15-2012, 07:45 PM
On the 2010's, all the purple wires under the dash are ignition controlled. Not sure what the 2008's are. There are only a few wires coming from the ignition switch. The ignition on wire is eady to find. Just splice it into that.

05-16-2012, 08:36 AM
I am sure that is how mine is wired, only draw back is having to setup low level alarm each time key is turned off.

05-16-2012, 08:51 AM
I had a blank, non used 2 way rocker switch on my panel that I used. I just used a circuit light to determine that it had power and then connected the depth finder to the +/- sides, it was simple.

If you don't have an unused switch, you can add a switch from the CB/Fuse box.

05-16-2012, 01:15 PM
Thanks guys. I will wedge myself under there this weekend and see what I can figure out...

05-17-2012, 01:26 PM
I think I found the factory depth gauge wires last night wrapped up in the wiring harness under the dash...Its a purple and black wire with a crimp connector on the end... I will rey using that... Heres a pic...