View Full Version : Depth Sounder Problems

07-11-2006, 11:51 PM
Last time I was out in my 2005 Outback, the factory depth sounder quit working. The display just went blank. A little while later it came back on...only to intermittently go on and off several more times. Dealer said to check ground wire...which I did and tightened...it wasn't loose. It happened a couple more times later on and now seems to have stopped for now. When it does come on...it works great. This is a new problem.

Has this happened to anyone else's depth sounder.

07-12-2006, 10:53 AM
Yes, My new XLV is doing the same thing. I found that it was the ground wire spade connector. On mine, it is grounded to the fuel gauge and the spade connector was not crimped right. The nut was tight, but if I held the wire and pushed the wire in on the spade connector, it would come on. Just had to clip the old one off and crimp a new one on. Hope this helps.


07-12-2006, 02:47 PM
Thanks...I'll check it again and maybe just replace it for good measure!