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#12672687 - 03/14/18 04:00 PM Humminbird Transducer Cable Repair?
martyn Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/10/06
Posts: 404
Loc: Celina, TX
Hey guys, I just about a week ago mounted a new Helix 5 Chirp DI/GPS unit on the bow of my jon boat. I mounted the transducer to the trolling motor. I have a Minn Kota Terrova and struggled the first couple of times managing the transducer cable with the spot lock feature. Well, yesterday the cable got severed, not sure how, but wondering if it is repairable, or do I need to just buy a new transducer?

Thanks.
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#12672711 - 03/14/18 04:15 PM Re: Humminbird Transducer Cable Repair? [Re: martyn]
javelin150 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 931
Loc: Waco, TX
Buy a new one. Very rarely can a transducer be repaired back to its original functionality.

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#12673026 - 03/14/18 08:00 PM Re: Humminbird Transducer Cable Repair? [Re: martyn]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1577
Loc: Richland-Chambers
New transducer.
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#12673095 - 03/14/18 08:37 PM Re: Humminbird Transducer Cable Repair? [Re: martyn]
javelin150 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 931
Loc: Waco, TX
Might want to look at the Precision Sonar Cable Guard to solve your transducer cable routing issue

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#12673293 - 03/14/18 09:56 PM Re: Humminbird Transducer Cable Repair? [Re: martyn]
UJC Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2163
Loc: Plano, TX
I reconnected the transducer cable for an HB587 HD CI something or other a few years ago. It got mangled. I cut it, stripped the main wire, stripped the seven individual wires, soldered each back, placed tin foil over each and used heat shrink to cover each one, then one major heat shrink over all of the wires. Finished the wrap with e-tape. It had a rather large bulge but worked perfectly.

It can be done successfully. If tried, beware it is a very tedious process.
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#12673648 - 03/15/18 07:58 AM Re: Humminbird Transducer Cable Repair? [Re: martyn]
martyn Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/10/06
Posts: 404
Loc: Celina, TX
Thanks for the replies. I will likely order a new transducer today. The Precision Sonar Cable Guard looks interesting. I found a similar one online yesterday. I also found a youtube video showing how to route the cable through the shaft. Looks like a fairly simple procedure, so I will probably do that with my new transducer/cable:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G54WQVtErZ0
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#12676456 - 03/16/18 07:58 PM Re: Humminbird Transducer Cable Repair? [Re: UJC]
sfw1960 Offline
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Registered: 02/16/14
Posts: 30
Loc: Michigan, USA
Originally Posted By: UJC
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It can be done successfully. If tried, beware it is a very tedious process.


I have done several HB HDSI XDCRs and that Sir, is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!
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