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Lost GPS function on Motorguide Xi5 #13298801 10/01/19 07:33 PM
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Have had unit nearly three years. Runs on NMEA 2000, connected to Gen3-9 (bow), Gen2 Touch 9 (console), Gen 1-5 (dash), Point One.

Blue GPS light comes on when TM is dropped; immediately goes away.
Does not respond to remote commands
Lowrance units show “No Autopilot Computer"
Checked wiring inside TM; all appears OK
Checked NMEA drops; all appear fine

Got no help from Motorguide customer service rep. After describing symptoms, his lazy response was “There’s no way to know without troubleshooting” with no offer to discuss steps entailed.

Hoping someone here has ideas, since I already had to replace the damned Pinpoint module ($400+) between years one and two because the wiring pulled loose. I did upgrade recently to the Gen2 Touch at console, from a Gen2 non-touch, but that's the only config change I've made.


2005 Ranger 175VS
Yamaha 115 4-stroke

Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Lost GPS function on Motorguide Xi5 [Re: jp24] #13299146 10/02/19 01:41 AM
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Idk if it matters or not, does the newer Gen 2 have the latest software version?

2011 Legend Alpha 211 DCX
250 Mercury Pro XS- 25p Tempest B&B’d by Josh at Steve’s Custom props
36v Motorguide Xi5 connected to
Lowrance HDS 9 Gen 2
Humminbird Solix 10 CHIRP MSI G2, Onix 10
Re: Lost GPS function on Motorguide Xi5 [Re: jp24] #13299612 10/02/19 04:12 PM
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Same thing happened with mine. I took it to Boris and they re-flashed it and works great.

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