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Old 07-10-2006, 08:56 AM
bigmac bigmac is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Boat: 2004 Maristar 230 VRS
Location: Central Minnesota
Posts: 8,324
Here's a summary of standard boat wiring since about the late 70's

BIA Wire Color--------------------Where it is used
Black-------------------------------All Grounds
Black with Yellow stripe--------------Magneto/short to Kill
Gray--------------------------------Tachometer signal
Yellow with Black stripe--------------Choke
Red---------------------------------Unprotected(12V+)from battery
Red with Purple stripe----------------Protected(+12V)from battery
Purple-------------------------------(+12V)from ignition switch
Tan---------------------------------Overheat sensor to warning horn
Pink---------------------------------Sending unit to fuel guage
Yellow with Red stripe----------------Ignition switch to starter solenoid
Yellow------------------------------charging stator to rectifier
Lt.Blue with White stripe-------------Trim up
Green with White stripe--------------Trim down

Or here's another:

I don't know if this is helpful.
'04 MariStar 230VRS/MCX

Last edited by bigmac; 07-10-2006 at 09:05 AM.
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