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SoCalMX 11-08-2014 12:12 AM

NEED HELP STAT! Hoping to get out tomorrow...
2000 2100...I went to do a test of the boat today for tomorrows trip. All accessories work including the radio. The key switch is just dead, not even the warning solid beep goes on (I would think a low batt that allows the radio & lights on would at least sound the beep) and there is absolutely no power from the switch to try and turn the engine. The battery is new and it had only been sitting for 2 weeks with all switches off. I even hooked up my jump box and nothing. I am stumped and we have 5 other people excited for tomorrows trip! HELP!!!:confused:

Kevlar7r 11-08-2014 12:56 AM

Is the gear shift in neutral?
Is the lanyard attached?
Both battery switches on?

Kevlar7r 11-08-2014 12:58 AM

When you turn the key on, do the gauges activate? If so, what is the voltage showing?

mmwjr 11-08-2014 01:08 AM

Check engine breaker, red button on engine cable harness.

As pointed out verify shifter is in neutral. Measure for 12 V on the B terminal on the ignition switch

Kevlar7r 11-08-2014 01:21 AM

That gear shift in neutral one is a lesson I learned several times over. My favorite was when I worked a summer towing boats and doing rescues on Lake Pleasant.

We got called out to a broken down boat. Before hooking up, we decided to see if we could solve the issue. My partner grabs a screw driver, and climbs down the engine compartment to short the terminals. We hadn't tied off, and I was on our boat, just holding the gunwhales together. He shorts the terminals, if fires right up, and pulls the boat out of my grip. We all (me, him, the owner) kinda all looked at each other, and then at the shifter, and there was a mad dash to pull it back to neutral.

We didn't charge him for the service call, but he gave us a nice tip.

If it were that issue, though, I think the alarm would sound (ignition on, no oil pressure). Does your boat have a dc breaker panel? Mine has a dc breaker for each ignition.
If so, you might need the tip of the key or a pen to push the breaker in far enough to reset.

SoCalMX 11-08-2014 03:19 AM

Awesome. Thanks for the responses. Yes, I made sure it was in neutral and no the gauges were not activated. Not sure if my boat has a lanyard and I will check the engine breaker!

SoCalMX 11-08-2014 03:31 AM

The harness breaker seemed ok, would not reset. Where are the battery switches? Is too strange all electrical works fine and nothing from the switch including the pesky alarm sound!? Do these switches go bad?

jamanati 11-08-2014 11:24 AM

Follow the wire. Check for voltage on the key switch when its off. When its turned to on, does voltage go down the wire? Key switches seldom go bad but should be an easy check.

Kevlar7r 11-08-2014 11:36 AM

A 2000 model, yes you have a lanyard. Should be right next to the key. It is usually attached to the key chain.

mmwjr 11-08-2014 01:07 PM

The lanyard is for th run saftey switch, tis switch removed power from the ignition and not the cranking circuit so I doubt this is the issue.

Measure for 12V at the ignition switch B terminal. Could try jumping Slave soleniod to see it she cranks.

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