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Old 06-24-2005, 11:17 AM
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Safety Switch reverse operation?

I have a 89 Tri Star. Launched it the other day, and it would start but as soon as I released the key it would stop. I noticed that when I turn the key on, I was not getting a fuel reading or amp meter reading. When I removed the safety switch lanyard (with the key in the on position), the fuel guage and amp meter came to life. The boat then started as normal. Once running, I put the Safety Switch lanyard back on and the engine stopped running. The Safety Switch is operating exactly opposite as it should! Has anyone ever run into this?

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Old 06-24-2005, 11:50 AM
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Jack, sounds like something is crossed in the dash. Did it run and work ok before? or is this the first time out?
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:09 PM
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I started the boat on land and everything worked normal. The problems started when I launched the boat. The boat worked just fine all last season.
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:02 AM
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Problem Solved

Well, just as I feared, the boat died this weekend and no matter what postion the safety switch was in, I did not get the fuel guage and amp meter to read. So I had the boat towed back to the lift. I pulled the safety switch out and checked it with my volt-ohm meter. No matter what postion the safety switch was in, I could not see that the switch was ever in the closed position. I cut the switch out and wire-nutted the two leads togheter, now the boat runs again. So what I had was a malfunctioning safety switch. On it way out, it just happened to give me a warning that it was in trouble. I'll order a new safety switch and install it soon.

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Old 06-27-2005, 11:52 AM
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My 88 tristar safety switch acted up too, so I just bypassed the switch. How many people actually use the safety?
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Old 06-27-2005, 12:48 PM
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Some states will call you on it if you don't have one that's working.
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Old 06-27-2005, 01:23 PM
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I always where it when I am out on the river. At our lake in Northern WI, not so much.
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