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Gps error message "gps module not responding"

Gps and depth finder problem. The graph works but the gps gives an error message "gps module not responding" The gps has worked for 1 1/2 yrs

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Check the connectors and wiring between the GPS module and sonar unit. If it's an internal GPS module yo may have knocked loose a connector internally.

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