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Old 31 January 2012, 14:46   #1
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BF5 wiring

Hello. I have the following kill switch I am wanting to install on my 1989 Honda BF5. The kill switch is push to make so am I right in thinking that I can just replace the stop switch on the end of the tiller arm? Wiring diagram is below - lots of symbols I don't understand such as the circle to the right of the stop button. My engine cowling says electronic ignition on it so I am assuming that I have all of the wiring below? I have no intention of starting with a battery, just the recoil for now.

Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.



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Yes, drop in replacement. The kill cord's plastic fitting will hold the stop switch open until you fall out of the boat.
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Thanks. What's the circle to the right of the word 'Black' on the top line please and are the rectangles with triangles pointing into them plug in connectors?
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If anyone is able to identify the above symbols I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.
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I'm a bit out of touch with Honda electrics, but I suspect the circle indicates a ring terminal, and the rectangles with triangles are male/female connectors.
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DD is correct, I think. In any case, the circle is a connector of some type.

Another idea for the kill switch (if you don't want to change the OEM configuration) is to install your kill switch parallel to the existing switch. You'll still have a momentary pushbutton kill switch at the end of the tiller, and have a deadman switch mounted someplace.

If you replace the switch, you'll have to activate the deadman to turn off the motor. That will likely become a PITA, especially if you operate around divers (lots of engine off/restarts.)

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How about this?
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Thank you - that's great!

I may just install the deadman across the existing switch then. Thanks.
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nah, that's not the recognised symbol for a diode, this is....
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nah, that's not the recognised symbol for a diode, this is....
You're right, I was working quickly and messed it up. It shouldn't be a diode since the current would flow to ground and kill the engine. But what it is I don't know.
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