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New Connext software!

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by jethrof16, May 30, 2018.

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  1. jethrof16

    jethrof16 Active Member

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    Lanesville, IN
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    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
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    I am having numerous Connext issues on my '18 242X and my dealer just told me Yamaha has a new software update. He said it is a major overhaul not just a simple patch. I'll let ya'll know if it fixes my issues. Taking it in tomorrow. Plan to have it back on the water Tuesday.
     
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  2. Coheeba

    Coheeba Jet Boat Junkie

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
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    Is it for 2016 models or only 2018? Is there any way of doing it without taking it to a dealer?
     
  3. McMark

    McMark Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    I have a 2015 and often wondered if there’s a firmware update. Mine actually works perfectly and will leave it in its current rev but if they have a worthwhile update...hmmmmm.
     
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  4. jethrof16

    jethrof16 Active Member

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    242X E-Series
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    It is a dealer only update but I don’t know if it’s 12.3 only or not. I’ll ask
     
  5. Shookie

    Shookie Active Member

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    242 Limited S E-Series
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    Good to know. I haven't had any issues with mine so far. Have my initial maintenance coming up in a bit so I'll keep this in mind to ask about.
     
  6. jethrof16

    jethrof16 Active Member

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    Lanesville, IN
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    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
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    Here's a screen shot of my current software. I'll update with the new load that will put installed Friday.
     

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  7. Pullen724

    Pullen724 Well-Known Member

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  8. mikesarno

    mikesarno New Member

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    Yamaha
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    242 Limited S E-Series
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    24
    I have major issues also . Speakers don’t work right. Rear speakers don’t work at all . Map doesn’t Heads up. What issues do you have
     
  9. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    I doubt non-functioning speakers has anything to do with Connext.

    I do hope they have an update for all the models! Things I'd like them to change:
    • Get rid of the ANNOYINGLY LONG start up beep!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Give us an option to see the fuel level when the engines are off.
    • Improve the bluetooth setup and linking
    • Allow simple ballast bag fill level adjustments
    • Allow older boats to add GPS mapping
     
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  10. jethrof16

    jethrof16 Active Member

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    Lanesville, IN
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    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    The touch screen becomes non-responsive after a couple hours on the lake. It also does some selections on its own at times. Yamaha is going to replace my touch screen but it’s on back order. Glad it’s warranty part is $3000. Have you tried operating your stereo from the remote panel on this when de have you tried operating your stereo from the remote panel on the swim deck? It could be a fade setting
     
  11. mikesarno

    mikesarno New Member

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  12. mikesarno

    mikesarno New Member

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    I tried but still doesn’t work. Scheduled tech for view. Map stinks . Doesn’t Head’s up, also sound sounds terrible .
    Anyone do the update yet? Any changes ?????
     
  13. shane hric

    shane hric Jet Boat Addict

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    Hobart Indiana
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Hello Everyone!

    I'm having Connext issues too! On my 2015 242 LS I am unable to use most of the touch screen features, Bluetooth to my phone, or use the auxiliary? I realized this in Shelbyville. I contacted the dealership where I purchased it and the guys on vacation til next week!

    I might be looking into Nielsen's when time comes to fix the issue!
     
  14. PJ73

    PJ73 Member

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    Location:
    Germantown, Wi
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2019
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    Just ordered a 2019, 212x. Apparently the 2019 has the connext software of the 242 (minus the single throttle option), but it comes with the small screen. Has anyone (and I guess I'm looking for a Yamaha guru) tried to put the 12" screen into the 212x? The new dash just has the small screen, off centered with a phone holder in the middle. I can't think that it would be that difficult, except for getting the housing cut.
     
  15. Rustynuts

    Rustynuts Active Member

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    Coos Bay, Oregon
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Did you ever get your update? Here is a screen shop of my version on our 2018 242x that we picked up in July 2018
     

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  16. tek4fun

    tek4fun Member

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    Location:
    Maryville, Tennessee
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    To clear up a few items discussed and/or asked in this thread.

    - The update the original poster is discussing is to take the 12" MFDs from revision 31 to revision 37. All MY19 boats will already have revision 37 in them, so the update affects MY18 242 LTDS, LTDSE and XE.
    - The update has to be done at a dealer. You want it this way, because in the off chance that something goes wrong during the update process. Your display would be bricked. The dealer can get a new replacement free. If you did it at home, it would be considered customer damage and you would be buying a new one out of pocket.
    - It is not a major update. It was created mainly to fix a bug that happened when you first started the boat and the system would give you a false Keypad communication warning message.
    - The Connext software is specific to model groups. Putting a 12" display in a 212X will not work.
    - The Connext software and /or the display itself will not affect whether speakers, Bluetooth or the auxiliary input works in your sound system or not. You can control things like fade, balance and volume as well as other functions through communications that the display sends to the radio, but the radio handles all the outputs to either your amplifiers or directly to the speakers. Speakers and auxiliary input are more than likely wiring issues while the Bluetooth is most likely a radio issue.
     
  17. Brent Markham

    Brent Markham Active Member

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    Location:
    Ft. Lauderdale
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    My 242 L E-series just got updated this week. I pick it up on Saturday. Should be interesting to see if there is any noticeable changes.
     

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