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St. Ellis
06-24-2006, 02:06 PM
I have a voltmeter in an '86 S&S that only shuts off if the battery is disconnected. I've had the guage pod off and played with the wiring a bit but I can't figure out what wire is what to get it to turn off when the ignition is off. Does anybody know if a wiring schematic exists for boats this old? Anybody else run into this? Thanks.

06-24-2006, 02:43 PM
It has to be at the key. I would replace the ignition (key switch with a new one, they are fairly cheap and you can get it at a good autoparts store.

On my 94 it is the purple wire that goes to the volt gauge.

07-14-2006, 05:05 PM
First to possible answer your question I need to ask one, actually three.
1)Have you had any wiring changes lately?
2)Did it shut off with the ignition off before?
3)How many wires are attached to it????


07-14-2006, 05:35 PM
Check the wiring to the voltmeter. My guess is that the battery lead goes to it instead of the ignition lead coming from the ignition switch.