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Old 22 January 2009, 10:57   #11
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It looks increasingly likely there's a break or stretch in the loom which has failed. As a result new loom on it's way just to check and if it is an apparent saga of pulling the thing and redoing the new one. Absolute nightmare! if it's a break (70 hrs useage!!!!!) it's down to me if it's the plug mr suzuki better stump up for it. Only connecting a new one will show us.
Charlie at Ribcraft has been excellent and I have to say very helpful indeed.
Lets hope Monday brings good news.
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Old 22 January 2009, 11:56   #12
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Fingers crossed for the plug, then!
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Old 25 January 2009, 13:01   #13
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i had exactly the same problem on my df250..
My local outboard mech and friend sorted it by painstakingly going through the wiring diagram with a multimeter.
all the fuses were ok,batteries ok..my problem was a corroded join on one wire in the wiring harness.

I was lucky as he found it had gone just under the deck in the console so was able to pull enough out to recut and rejoin it.
it was really green and corroded.
All i can tell you it was a white wire that split from one to two and it was this join that had failed.

It is possible that i helped it on the way when i got a mouse rope stuck trying to get a extra VHF ariel through the ducting..possibly snagging the join and weakening it.

good luck
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Old 26 January 2009, 07:30   #14
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Had it twice. Was the main switch, with the red handle. Sprayed lots of WD40 in it. Push the key in and out to get the WD40 deep inside.
Second time I opened the switch wich was all corroded inside. The brass plates were gone.
I bought a more expensive one and that seems to be ok.
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Old 27 January 2009, 05:32   #15
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The new loom arrived and hey presto she lives!
now we need to pull it through (thank god Ribcraft left a hefty line thru! nice one) and then we can see exactly what went wrong, hopefully it will be down to Mr Suzuki as we have done 70 or so hours only!

Boat going in Monday next week so will know more then. Thanks for all help given and thanks to Charlie at Ribcraft who has been most helpful with his info.
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My money remains on the engine connecting block....and my fingers remain crossed for you!

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Possibly a bit late to help you now, but it sounds like the auxilary power lead. The gauges and controls get power from a white wire in the loom. This either gets its power from the engine or direct from the battery dependingon which of the two options were used when rigging it. If it comes from the battery there should be an in-line fuse. I'd check that first.
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good news, it was the connection, luckily suzuki had a chap down here today and Whitstable marine have sorted this out. We had to remove lots of wiring to get the loom back through but it is now in and sorted. Anyone buying a suzuki like me should get an extra metre on loom and ensure the aux connectors stay above deck. new one now in, good !

thanks again Ribcraft ie Charlie, now it's time to get a 4.8 if she will let me!
if anyone else gets this problem call me on o1227 375842 as I now have a better idea of what goes where and goes wrong!
Thankyou too for info from you all as some of it came in handy today.

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Good to hear and I assume, therefore, that all was done under warranty?

Let's hope for both our sakes that the problem doesn't reoccur!

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yes i hope so, i have made sure it's all coated with petroleum jelly in clips and also ensured no clip end sits below deck. sadly due to the nightmare of getting it all out ie the whole lot, power fuel line etc had to come out and then go in again I did incur a cost. bit annoying but not as bad as it could have been. i feel suzuki should be amending the loom slightly and ensuring waterproof connections are fitted when they get made.
Having said that I am pleased it is all resolved.
Getting the blasted loom out and in again took a whole day of fiddling about!
I feel lucky that this happened in the Garage and not 10 miles out in rough seas, i shudder to think of the scenario then , but that is for the moment hypothetical.
thanks again for the help!
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