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    Kill switch 2nd wire? What does it power?

    Hey all!

    OK, I have a problem with one of my kill switches.
    I am going to replace them, so I needed to take a picture of it.

    If you look on the right Killswitch it has a wire that jumps off the hot wire once itís keyed on.

    The other Killswitch does not have that, it looks like it goes back to the back of the boat?
    Does anyone know what itís for?




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    Re: Kill switch 2nd wire? What does it power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nailit View Post
    Hey all!

    OK, I have a problem with one of my kill switches.
    I am going to replace them, so I needed to take a picture of it.

    If you look on the right Killswitch it has a wire that jumps off the hot wire once itís keyed on.

    The other Killswitch does not have that, it looks like it goes back to the back of the boat?
    Does anyone know what itís for?




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    Hmmm, lemme ask you this about that... Any chance you're missing a lead of the left switch in the picture? I can't see why they'd be wired differently?.?.?. I happen to be 21yrs in an Electrical Union and this stuff is very easy to me. The left switch has the same tabs as the right.

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    Re: Kill switch 2nd wire? What does it power?

    Just thinking here
    Itís only on one switch (one engine) so it has nothing to do with the lanyard. According to the below purple is ignition/instrument panel, so Iím thinking it powers something that will function battery switchís on key off.




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    Re: Kill switch 2nd wire? What does it power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kefurr View Post
    Just thinking here
    Itís only on one switch (one engine) so it has nothing to do with the lanyard. According to the below purple is ignition/instrument panel, so Iím thinking it powers something that will function battery switchís on key off.




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    I'm thinking it's the trigger wire for both the starter and ignition. . The engine won't crank with the switch off and it needs to cut ignition also. I found flaws in the color codes on my boat when I had it apart

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    Re: Kill switch 2nd wire? What does it power?

    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyOutlaw View Post
    I'm thinking it's the trigger wire for both the starter and ignition. . The engine won't crank with the switch off and it needs to cut ignition also. I found flaws in the color codes on my boat when I had it apart

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    Its weird. I pulled it off and the engine still fired off. Im thinking it powering something on when you turn the key on, but it goes toward the back. I guess I can try to trace it next time im in the boat, but I am going to switch to the mercruiser style kill switches bc these keep failing.

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    Re: Kill switch 2nd wire? What does it power?

    Ok.. well I changed my kill switch and it wasnt the problem!!

    My Port engine kept killing for a sec and come right back. Like quickly pulling ignition and then putting it back. Just enough to a a slight drop in rpm when crusing around 3500, upper rpms didnt seem to lose the rpms.

    Long story short:
    Change kill switch, kept doing it. Noticed engine was hard to turn over, questioned alternator. Switched batteries to ALL to see if running on a good battery helped. NOPE. Started doing it more often.
    Finally stopped checked the alternator and the damn wire under the rubber boot was backed off!! Omg! Tightened it up and BOOM! Ran like a spotted ape again!!


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    Re: Kill switch 2nd wire? What does it power?

    That was a hard one to find since it was covered by a boot


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    Re: Kill switch 2nd wire? What does it power?

    Sucked! I hate electrical
    Gremlins!! Cant wait for my new props to come in!! 25p rev4s! 😁


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    Re: Kill switch 2nd wire? What does it power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nailit View Post
    Sucked! I hate electrical
    Gremlins!! Cant wait for my new props to come in!! 25p rev4s! 😁


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    Please report back how those Revolution 4ís work out for ya. Theyíre supposed to work good with the traditional Baja hull and deeper X dimension. Iíd like to try them also.


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    Re: Kill switch 2nd wire? What does it power?

    Will do! I tried a 21p on my 25ol but it was too small, but hull liked it. Got out the hole well, carried the bow, just didnt have a 23 to try.
    Hoping the 25p gives me an awesome cruise even if i cant turn it to 5k.


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