Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-03-2016, 00:39   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Home is in the Sth West of the UK
Boat: Wright 40 - 1977 build, ketch, 12 mts
Posts: 70
Simrad WP32 wheel Pilot. help

Hi All,

I have a Simrad WP32, but no remote, I have power to the unit, but when I press the on off button, nothing happens. I have opened up the housing and all looks clean and well with no corrosion.

Can anyone offer any help?
I can really do without trying to replace, as I just don't have the budget.

S Y Tuppenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2016, 04:54   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 429
Re: Simrad WP32 wheel Pilot. help

Never even seen a picture of one until I looked at the online user manual just now.
Is this unit one you've just acquired and are trying to fix or is it one you've been using, ie any prior symptoms or just sudden death or don't know?

STBY/AUTO switches it on? The button looks like it might be the soft type with a carbon pad on the back. They often fail after long use, just like your TV remote. Clean the carbon pad. Bridging that button's gold contacts on the board will switch it on if that is the cause.
If the buttons are plastic and you feel a little click when you press them they're a different type.

No schematic in the operator manual and can't offer much else without one except to check everything with a magnifying glass.
I didn't look everywhere for a service/repair manual, maybe you can find one.
Not worth bothering if any circuit boards are potted - makes repair close to impossible.

On another forum somebody was helped to fix a laptop when he posted some perfect close-up photos of the motherboard and a thorough description of the fault. That's rarely possible though and need to be able to read the id markings on even the tiniest devices.
unclemack is offline   Reply With Quote

simrad, wheel

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to open a Simrad wp32 wheel pilot. Capt.T Construction, Maintenance & Refit 6 19-03-2016 16:02
Replacing Belt on Simrad WP32 autopilot triton274 Marine Electronics 4 19-03-2016 06:37
For Sale: CPT Wheel Pilot w/wheel adaptor Jonathan Reiter Classifieds Archive 5 30-11-2012 08:47
How to change a belt on a Simrad WP32? Jetexas Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 30-07-2012 07:59
Simrad Wheel Pilot wp30 whiteshell Marine Electronics 6 21-09-2011 08:59

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:13.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.