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    Bennett auto tab retractors not working.

    Tabs work fine but auto retractor quit working. Is there something simple or common that I should check first? Heading for the lake now and will check back in later. Thanks.
    Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Oakland

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    Mine quit working due to a broken wire under the dash.

    Small gauge, maybe 20 or 22

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHACHI View Post
    Mine quit working due to a broken wire under the dash.

    Small gauge, maybe 20 or 22

    Ken
    Thanks. I'll start there but after the holidays. Been boating everyday.
    Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Oakland

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    Mine quit years ago. You should find a small "box" under your dash that is the auto retract relay.
    https://bennetttrimtabs.com/product/auto-tab-retractor/
    In my case that is what went. I took it out. Was actually glad it went, because I always hated the auto retract.
    Why is faster never fast enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHACHI View Post
    Mine quit working due to a broken wire under the dash.
    Small gauge, maybe 20 or 22
    Ken
    Guess what? A little tiny wire under the dash broke where it goes into an inline fuse holder! Good call.

    Quote Originally Posted by yeller View Post
    Mine quit years ago. You should find a small "box" under your dash that is the auto retract relay.
    https://bennetttrimtabs.com/product/auto-tab-retractor/
    In my case that is what went. I took it out. Was actually glad it went, because I always hated the auto retract.
    I'm really considering disconnecting the auto retract too. I've kind of gotten use to not having it. Right now it's working again but I can just remove the inline fuse to deactivate it.
    Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Oakland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl C View Post
    Guess what? A little tiny wire under the dash broke where it goes into an inline fuse holder! Good call.



    I'm really considering disconnecting the auto retract too. I've kind of gotten use to not having it. Right now it's working again but I can just remove the inline fuse to deactivate it.
    Dontcha love it when the advice is good and the problem is small !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan's Cloud View Post
    Dontcha love it when the advice is good and the problem is small !
    Yep. Sure do.
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    I wouldn't mind putting a switch on the auto retract to enable/disable it. When I'm out boating all day I kinda want it off but at the end of the day it's nice.

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