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Adding ZO to an '04 SN196

swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,416 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
Jody, or anyone with an answer, what's involved in adding ZO to an '04 196 Excal? New ECM of course, and I'm guessing adding DBW somehow? And, what kind of cost above the $1,600 for ZO itself?
Scott Calderwood


  • ripa38ripa38 Posts: 55 Baller
    I added ZO to my 2003 196 last year. Was about $3,800.00 when finished. Had someone do it for me. Would have cost me just as much to do it myself.
    Glad I did it. Works great and a cheap solution compared to new boat.
  • skirayskiray Posts: 173 Baller
    Call Tim his contact info is at

    Or @Jody_Seal‌

    Those are your two best resources
    Ron Ray
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,992 Mega Baller

    Depending on what boat you have limited/key pad dash or SE / Key switch dash will dictate total cost. The PCM parts remain the same at about $2500 and the ZO Cost is $1600. If you have the Limited you will need a Gateway Replacement add another $900 (est). I usually get $650 to do the job and all the pull off parts.

    . Florida Inboards Inc.
    Panama City, Florida
    850 215 1996
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,416 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Thanks guys. That's not as scary as I thought. It's an SE too, so no worries the Faria Gateway.
    Scott Calderwood
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,983 Mega Baller
    edited January 2015

    I did my 02 196 with Tim @inboardsolutions in 2010. EASY! About 3K at the time. Got $500 for the Perfect Pass. $2500 total investment.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • WishWish Posts: 8,092 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Such a cool idea for the display.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • marknmarkn Posts: 347 Crazy Baller
    Jody Seal completed the ZO conversion on my 2004 196 Limited way back in 2009. It has worked flawlessly ever since. I was able to sell the old PP, so I think the total was around $3,600 and he even detailed the boat. Thanks do good work! MWN
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