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Lowrance LCX-15MT Ihave used this unit as a echo sounder from new just purchased LGC 12w arial to use GPS as well but keeps coming up(GPS module not responding)

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Go to lowrance's website and run through their set up tutorial / instructions for the unit, there is also a software upgrade you can do online for the unit.

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Does it have achart plotter


Out of the box, no. To get GPS/Mapping/chartplotting features, you have to hook up a separate LGC-12S 12-parallel channel GPS receiver/antenna device which is sold separately.

Mar 11, 2011 | Lowrance LCX-15MT GPS Receiver

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Lcx-15ct (gps module not responding)


Before you give up on the LGC-12S you have now though, try plugging the LGC-12S right into the LCX-15CT without an extension cable. If the module not responding goes away...you just need a new extension (GPSX-25G p/n 99-46).

The power cable has a set of yellow, blue, orange, and bare data wires. If these wires short together, you can get the module not responding error.

If all that doesn't help...the LGC-12S is bad.

The LGC-12W p/n 112-06 will work with the LCX-15CT. You probably get this at many marine electronics dealers or go to lei-extras.com and buy it straight from Lowrance. They cost $229 so you might want to shop around putting that money into a whole new system altogether.
Make sure you have the latest software updates if you get the newer LGC-12W. These can be downloaded at http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Product-Software-Updates/

Let me know if you need more help.


Jul 10, 2009 | Lowrance LGC-12S GPS Receiver GPS Receiver

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My Lowrance lcx-15mt backlight does not light up. I did not get help from the company, they do not make parts anymore. Is there a person or place that could fix this problem?


Just make sure your power is good and that all of the power connections are clean. Install software updates from http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Product-Software-Updates/ if you don't already have the latest.

If all of that checks out, take the rebate letter that Lowrance will offer you since they can't fix it any longer and think about the new fishfinder you want to buy. They won't make you send that LCX-15 back so if it is usable at all you can still go with it.

There is no repair facility anywhere that will be able to fix this cheap enough for you. I guess you could check with some electronic repair shops and see if they could take a look, but most likely wouldn't be worth the money...you'd be better off putting the money into a new unit.

Jun 25, 2009 | Lowrance LCX-15MT GPS Receiver

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Need a manual for my lowrance lcx marine gps combo


You're in luck! Visit => http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Manuals/

There are 3 manuals (pdfs). The first is the manual, the next two are addendums.

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX-15MT_0133-49.pdf

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX15_0133-70_add_031402.pdf

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX15_0133-71_add_032802.pdf

Please leave feedback. Thanks in advance.

Jan 03, 2009 | Lowrance LCX-15MT GPS Receiver

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Hi i have had the lcx- 15 since 2001. i would like to update the software. plus the latest manual.


Here's the link to then manual => http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Manuals/

There are 3 manuals (pdfs). The first is the manual, the next two are addendums.

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX-15MT_0133-49.pdf

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX15_0133-70_add_031402.pdf

http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/LCX15_0133-71_add_032802.pdf

Here's the link to software updates page => http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Product-Software-Updates/

Here's the link to the most current software available from Lowrance =>

http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/Marine/Large-Screen-SonarGPS-Chartplotter-Combos/LCX-15-MT/Downloads/LCX-15-MT-Software-Update-310/


Please leave feedback. Thanks in advance.

Dec 07, 2008 | Lowrance LCX-15MT GPS Receiver

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I just bought a lgc 2000 antenna for my lcx 20 lowrance. i haven't any manual but the seller said all i had to do was plug it in. well, all i get is" gps module not responding".is there something...


hi the lgc has to be powered also with the nmea cable,red to+,black and shield to-,you also need a 60ohm terminator atached to the short length coming from the y piece,the manual does not state this very clear and lowrance is not much help

Apr 28, 2008 | Lowrance GPS Devices

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Gps module


I just went through this with Lowrance. tthe LGC 2000 module on my LCX 20 depth finder "quit responding" out of the clear blue. You have to go Lowrance.com and they have some tests you can follow to see if it is a bad cable or the module itself. I had to replace the module. They charged $99 bucks plus $12.50 shipping for a new one. I bought it spring of 2008, and the unit was 3 months out of warranty when it quit working. Last season I had lower back fusion and didn't use it except for 2 times late in the season. Getting ahold of Lowrance is going to be an experience. I called twice and waited on hold over 35 minutes before I was suddenly cut off both times. I tried email too, but it took 3-5 days to receive a response. Mine broke down June 18 of this year. I started trying to get hold of Lowrance the next day. By the time all the back and forth emails with the delayed responses were done, I received my new unit on July 24. 5 weeks! with out my gps in MN. It is a short season up here as it is. I sure didn't enjoy waiting that long.

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