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Old 01 April 2010, 17:58   #1
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Kill switch help

I have just tried to renew my old (1997) kill switch on my ribcraft/mariner. Trouble is took old one off months ago got new one went up to boat and found that the old set-up has three contacts but the new one only has two! can anyone help please?

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Old 02 April 2010, 04:15   #2
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Three contacts on the switch or three contacts on the wiring loom?

If it's the switrch it might be the old one was a "universal" switch - i.e one set of "held open" contacts and one set of "held closed" , use one for Outboard "short the ignition to stop" and the other possibly a relay for a diesel shut-down throttle solenoid.

If it's the wiring, I'll dig out my Clymer tonight.
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Hi tx for reply it is the wiring! BTW loved your April fool!!
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Hi,
sorry didn't manage to get on t'net over the weekend. Will look tonight & let you know what it says.

Incidentally, what year is your engine?
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D'oh. That'll be 1997 like is says in the OP.........

I have the nagging feeling that might be at the younger limit of my Clymer, but will check tonight.
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Jambo,

My Clymer tops out at 1993, so this may be irrelevant......

There are 3 wires, but 2 connections shown on the "Command 2000" control. Basically one of the pins on the deadman switch appears to be used as a way of spreading the earth around inside the control box. One wire / pin to the ignition on the engine, one pin to a combination of the -ve on the key switch & the other wandering off to the accessories.

If you have 3 pins on the switch connector, I'm afraid I can't be of much more help. No control wiring shows 3 pins on the switch in that edition.
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Has it got the Commander 2000 control or is it a dash mounted kill with top mount throttle?
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I have just tried to renew my old (1997) kill switch on my ribcraft/mariner. Trouble is took old one off months ago got new one went up to boat and found that the old set-up has three contacts but the new one only has two! can anyone help please?

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Has it got the Commander 2000 control or is it a dash mounted kill with top mount throttle?
Tx guys for all your help. Nos it is a dashboard mounted switch with a top control box.
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Is it sorted now?
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