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    Mercmonitor Level 1 to a level 3?????

    I purchased a Mercmonitor level 1 kit off eBay. The box says level 1, and has a level 1 part number.... I turn the key and it says “Level 3. Version 9.0 with smart tow.” Now.... I want Smart tow and all the features that come with the level 3, but I only paid $600 for it, and a level 3 is anywhere from $900 to $1,000. Can someone fill me in as to what might cause this level 1 to level 3 update? Will it go away after I run my boat for awhile? Or did someone screw something up and I got a deal? The motor is a 2020 Mercury 115 pro Xs.
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    Cause: eBay Purchase (mismatched components in the box).

    This is one of the reasons that we don’t recommend (or support) “bay” purchases.


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    The company is Extreme Custom Marine out of California. Their website says they’re an authorized mercury dealer.

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    That appears to be correct, but still purchased through Ebay at well below MAPP guidelines.

    The good news is that you got a heck of a bargain, and to answer your question, if it's a Level-3 today, it will remain a Level-3. Suspect someone mixed up the gauge-head in the box. What does the tag on the back of the gauge-head say?

    BTW... Smart-Tow is not available on your engine.


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    I think there was something going on in March 2021. I repowered my boat with a new 2021 Mercury 175 PROXS at my dealer. I had them install a level 1 MercMonitor. That is what they ordered and put in, but sure enough it clearly says it is a Level 3 as well. I think someone in the manufacturing/programming process screwed up....

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    There were a number of them that went out with Level-3 programming. If you got one of them, just smile and enjoy.


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