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Autohelm 4000 4 prong plug replacement.

I've got the older Raytheon AH4000, the black and red one. The control box plugs in with a 4 prong socket into a bulkhead mounted plug with 4 pins. One of the pins has bent, and is soon to break, so I need to replace the mount socket, or plug, or whatever you call the end with the pins.

Any ideas where to get something like that?
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Great question, you beat me to it. I too have been looking for the same. closest I found was a trailer lite connector, however impractical it would serve in a pinch(have not installed just there in case)
Found one on an old boat for parts but when I went to install I noticed it only had three pins. Anxiously await a source for these parts.
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i have the same unit and also had problems. i only had 3 pins and seems to work fine. the fourth i think might be for gps tie. it seems i was on the company website and you can buy various length cables for that unit.
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There is one listed on ebay.
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i have the same unit and also had problems. i only had 3 pins and seems to work fine. the fourth i think might be for gps tie. it seems i was on the company website and you can buy various length cables for that unit.
I don't know how an AH4000 could possibly work with a 3 pin connector. The factory connector on the "brain" has 4 pins; DC Power, Ground, and two lines for left-right to the motor. The only way I can see three pins working was if both ends have been replaced and the ground is connected through the receptacle body.
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you are probably right midlifesailor. my contest 32 has been modified many times by previous owners. i am stumbling thru repairs.
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There is one listed on ebay.
Holy crap, you're right.

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Here's the part I used after I broke mine: west marine link
Get the four pin connector. Worked great.

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