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Old 06-02-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default 2005 Maxum 1800 SR3: Electrical problem?

My Maxum is not used often, has a new battery, and started a month ago, but now won't even squeal when I turn the start key to "on". Triggered the red circuit breaker, but can't imagine too much power causing an overload. I only have a dealer-installed JBL radio as an extra. Basic features.

I triggered the switch several times, got a click, turned the key and got a momentary start sound (high pitched warning sound you always get), but then the breaker triggers again.

I'm not an electrical expert, but can anyone give me any advice?

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Old 06-05-2009, 01:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2005 Maxum 1800 SR3: Electrical problem?

Something is shorting if the breakers going. The starter would be my first hunch as its new and may be faulty (worked for a few starts then failed)... This will be something you will need a dealer to investigate unless you are good with electronics.

Where abouts in the world are you? Have you a Mercruiser mechanic in the vicinity as they should be able to handle any major motor electrical issues as well as the basics of your boats electrical system.


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Old 06-06-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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Have you checked the voltage in your battery?
If you had your memory in your radio on for a long period of time and your battery was low to begin with it might have drained down. If you try to start the engine with a low battery the high amps drawn by doing this could cause your breaker to pop.
Try a charging your battery and see if it helps.
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