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Old 05-14-2018, 01:02 AM   #1
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I just got this boat the other day. The issue is that there is no power going to the key switch but everything else has power And works. The battery reads 12.27 volts and I get areound the same number on the rest of the hot wires. I am very confused. Siloniod possibly???
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:39 AM   #2
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So you are not getting 12V on the ignition switch B terminal, correct? There is a 20 amp fuse that provides power to the ignition switch that is possibly blow.

The slave and starter soleniods are after the ignition switch. Also was the shifter in neutral as 5here is a neutral safety switch.

This is all assuming the engine is not cranking. If cranking but not starting verify the safety run switch is in the on position, located on bottom of throttle control.
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Thanks for the info. I can’t find a fuse anywhere. I did have the lever in Nuteral but still no power. I am having a hard time tracing the wires and where they all go to. I looked for a wiring diagram but can not find one for my exact boat.
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The attached diagram should be close enough.

Helm wiring.pdf
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Great. Thank you. You have me thinking it’s the neutral safety switch. I just need to look threw the diagram and figure out the wiring. Thanks again, I know my way around a car motor but these are a little different. Lol
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First see if you have 12V on the "B" terminal of the ignition switch.
Then see if you have 12V on the "S" terminal when the key is rotated and held in the start position.

If both of these pass check for 12V on the slave solenoid low power side (coil).
If no voltage then the neutral safety switch needs to be tested.
If you have 12V at the solenoid but it is not providing power to the starter solenoid then the slave solenoid is bad.
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It turned out to be the neutral safety switch. Unfortunately I have to search for it because the supplier at our local shop here can not get it anymore. I wanted to be on the water today. ��. Thanks for all the help, You led me right to the problem.
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It turned out to be the neutral safety switch. Unfortunately I have to search for it because the supplier at our local shop here can not get it anymore. I wanted to be on the water today. ��. Thanks for all the help, You led me right to the problem.
If you take the throttle assembly apart you should be able to get a part number off the switch then google for it.
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Ok. Thanks.
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BTY you can short around the switch to verify it will crank over to ensure the switch is bad. Just be careful because if the shifter is in gear the prop will start spinning.
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