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Old 07-13-2020, 03:22 PM   #1

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Default Gauge Removal - 03 SX9

Hey all, hope everyone is enjoying social distancing on their boats.

We have an 03 SX9 that I need to do some gauge work on. Question in life is how do I access the back of the gauges? Looking underneath past steering wheel there's absolutely no accessible access and everything else looks like one piece. If accessed behind the bow cushion how do I remove cushion? Don't want to break any of the unobtanium Mariah parts.

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  • Old 07-14-2020, 12:21 AM   #2

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    Default Re: Gauge Removal - 03 SX9

    I'm not sure how the SeaFox Mariahs access those gauges but with the original Mariah, that bow seat back lifts up. Its still a PITA to reach in and undo those nuts though. I've simply removed the kick panel under the dash so that i can get better access. Its not perfect but its easier that way.
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    Old 07-17-2020, 03:54 PM   #3

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    I have a 2003 SX20 and just replaced all my guages. There is absolutely no access from underneath or behind. I had to remove the faceplate from the front to access. It was about 8 tiny screws holding it on.
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    Old 07-18-2020, 03:26 PM   #4

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    Thank you. How did you get the one screw tight to right side of windshield out? Have tried knuckles, wrench on a bit and space to glass is just too tight.
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    The guages may differ from a sx9 and sx20. My guages are held together using a panel that is easily removable from the front of dash. I can't attach pics to show.
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    Was thinking mine was same but panel is on there pretty good even after removing screws. Don't want to break it.
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    Default Re: Gauge Removal - 03 SX9

    I believe that Sea-Fox both screwed and glued those panels into place. The glue was there to prevent water entry but it makes those panels damn near impossible to remove without damaging them.
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    Thank you mikeyt for this useful post!
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