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RAYMARINE C80 SEATALK CABLE INSTALLATION

I HAVE A C80 RAYMARINE I CAN'T GET THE SONAR OR GPS TO WORK.THE GREEN LIGHT IS ON.THERE IS A SEATLK CABLE WITH 5 WIRES AT THE END I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WERE THESE WIRES HOOK UP TO PLEASE HELP!

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The Raymarine RS125 has five wires and can be either seatalk or nmea. It would be best to get a dealer involved. If things are hooked up wrong you'll fry your equipment.

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The C Series units have a specific cable that connects directly to the DSM. The GPS antenna has multiple wires that will need to be connected to the "SeaTalk" port on the C80. The SeaTalk cable comes with the display. The GPS connects as indicated in the following link :

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