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Old 24-04-2010, 11:53   #1
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I hope this is in the right place.
I have a WP5000 Navice Whel Pilot which has been working well for many years. Normaly I switch it on 10 mins before we leave the dock and see the little red light blinking so all is well. Today at the begining of the season I switched it on and NO blinking light. The light is on on the switch and there is power to the controler. The 5 amp fuse is ok but still no blinking light. Does anyone have a sugestion as to what may be wrong. Help Please
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The LED/Lamp may be burned out, or the pilot may not be in “standby” mode.

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Old 24-04-2010, 14:05   #3
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Hi Gordmay thanks for that. I looked at the site but no joy. I have the manual but it has no wiring diagram. I have tried pressing the buttons to see if i get anything but no. I just dont understand as it was working a few weeks ago.
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I once had the same autopilot with a similar problem. Try tracing the wires from the plug connector back to the circut breaker and then try connecting to a different power source. There is also a fuse located in the drive gear mechanism near the place where the wires enter the housing.
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Thank you for that but I have been through all that and still have no power to the controler. Diods are fine but no response to touching either the direction or set or auto buttons. Still scratching my head. I might give Navico a call.
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Re: WP5000 Wheel Pilot

I had a similar problem. It was caused by the processor being held in powerup reset due to a leaky 1UF capacitor. Once I replaced the capacitor it powers up immediately and works fine. The cap is a 1uf 50v right next to the Motorola processor. I replaced it with a 1uf tantalum and everything works great.

If needed I have pictures of the units circuit board. The repair easy and takes 5 minutes.
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Re: WP5000 Wheel Pilot

John,
You wouldn't still be able to provide the pictures you mentioned in this old thread, would you?
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Re: WP5000 Wheel Pilot

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John,
You wouldn't still be able to provide the pictures you mentioned in this old thread, would you?
Thanks,
Dan.
As you can see from my post I had a simular problem with the WP5000 and was told that it could not be repaired. This is not the truth as Icontacted the company below and for £120 they repaired it and it now works really well.
The phone number for the company is 00441929554503 and the contact name is Andria. I hope this is of help to anyone who has a WP 5000.
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