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Old 25 March 2011, 11:40   #1
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Fitting a Kill switch?..

Bought older Mariner 15HP with a manual stop switch.. but it's got a stop button as opposed to a kill switch...

Anyone any experience of converting stop switch to a kill switch?



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Old 25 March 2011, 12:13   #2
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I suspect your biggest problem (if it even is a problem) may be the physical difference in size of the two switches. Next minor pain may be the different flavours of electrical connector round the back, but again it may not be a problem.

Other than that it shouldnlt be too difficult. All they both do is connect two wires to stop the engine.

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Old 25 March 2011, 14:18   #3
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Drill a hole for the killcord unit and have both
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Old 25 March 2011, 14:19   #4
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I converted a yamaha 15 kerosene 1978 model from a manual (the big button on the front engine casing at the side of the choke with 2 wires coming out of the back of it )
unscrewed the plastic retaining nut on the old manual switch which left it dangling on 2 wires ,
lucky the new kill switch was just about the size of the old hole ,tightened the new switch in place ,cut and joined up the 2 wires from the old switch leading from the engine to the 2 wires on the new switch and job done after making sure it worked a good few times .
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Old 26 March 2011, 09:48   #5
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I converted a Yamaha Malta, just changed the stop button for a kill switch!
Worked a treat & easy to do.
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