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I need some help with my xi5 and hds Gen 2 pairing... #13625264 07/09/20 11:12 PM
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Not sure if I can post something from another site but i am not sure what else to do.
I posted this in the electronics section with no answer so thought I would put it here, since all I do is crappie fish

I was on hold with Lowrance support for 1hr and 29 mins. I am trying to get my HDS 8Gen 2 non touch to show my XI5 trolling mtr. I can't seem to find it.
I did find this post on an internet search but can't get any feedback from the site or the person. After the second post was a picture showing the hds with the same screen that a unit has when it has "autopilot" which the gen 2 non touch does not.
Can someone direct me to a solution. Before I get badmouthed about searching for it. I have done my due diligence on searching just can't find a solution

Xi5 Gateway to Lowrance HDS question
I installed an xi5 this weekend. I have a Gen 2 Touch HDS 9 and a Gen 2 HDS 8 (non-touch) on the NMEA backbone with it.
The Autopilot menu shows up as expected on the Touch but not on the non-Touch HDS 8 Gen 2.
Should it? I know the non-Touch is communicating with the xi5 because I can see the heading data changing when I rotate the head (when I investigate the network devices - I see four xi5 data streams)

Maybe the non-Touch doesn't have the Autopilot menu? I see "Steering" pages and such but no Autopilot anywhere.

Can someone enlighten me on what's possible on the non-Touch? I am running ver 4.0 software (the latest)


Then this was posted-
"thanks for nothing you losers - figured it out myself

that's right - a non-touch running xi5"


with a picture showing that it was accomplished.

If not allowed to post it here just delete it.

Thanks Jeff

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Re: I need some help with my xi5 and hds Gen 2 pairing... [Re: pugman] #13625789 07/10/20 01:32 PM
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Do the gen 2's have the yellow connector on the unit for ethernet cable ? if so you will need to connect them to share way points. I don't really understand
why it could not have been done with the nema cable , but it does not. I am assuming one unit on the console and one on the bow.
When searching for brushpiles , using the console unit , It is great to mark a spot , and then go to the spot with the front unit.

good luck , you are going to love the Xi5 .


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Re: I need some help with my xi5 and hds Gen 2 pairing... [Re: Mo] #13626428 07/10/20 11:49 PM
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Thanks Mo, I went out today and it was very frustrating. I hope it gets better lol.

I am so used to foot control. But we will see.
I am in touch with a Lowrance rep so maybe.The xi5 Motorguide advertises that it is compatible with HDS Gen2 non touch AND Gen 2 touch.

Thanks
Jeff

Re: I need some help with my xi5 and hds Gen 2 pairing... [Re: pugman] #13626661 07/11/20 04:08 AM
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You have EXACTLY what I have .... mine works fine .... I hope you have all the cables and hot wire to the gateway!

OH ..... I did have to do an update ... did you update? (forget exactly what, maybe version 4 or something like that!

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