Originally Posted by blueparamonkey
1996 vintage 70hp evinrudes which have never had kill switches fitted.
One thing to check is that some early Evinrude control boxes don't need the killcord in place to be able to start. Before messing with the wiring, make sure that the ignition key barrel is not the 'hold button in type' first.
Some types with the horseshoe shaped killcord which fits over and around the ignition key button and hold it in, will kill the engine when pulled off but you can then restart without refitting the cord.