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Old 01-16-2014, 03:35 PM
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Push button start

I've got a 92 prostar 190 and am tinkering with the idea of converting to push button start . Has anybody done this ? Where did you get your parts and how difficult was it to do ?
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:39 PM
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Got a hole thread right here.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...h+Button+Start

I almost did it but chose not too.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:41 PM
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Got a hole thread right here.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...h+Button+Start

I almost did it but chose not too.
I think it was pulled because of legal exposure and liabilities. Too bad really, it was a nice piece of work.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:49 PM
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Got a hole thread right here.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...h+Button+Start

I almost did it but chose not too.
A hole thread.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:50 PM
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Jawzz has his 85 set up for it. Not sure what parts he used. Custom dash panel involved, but with a bit of effort I'm sure you could use the existing panel.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:54 PM
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On an old ignition such as yours, you could run a jumper from the purple wire on the ignition to the push button and then put the starter wire (red wire?) to the other terminal of the push button. This would allow you to engage the starter by push button rather than turning the key. You would be able to turn the starter with the ignition turned off - boat won't start but motor will turn so you have to consider that. You could also use a heavy duty relay - like one for a small winch - and use the ignition wire to activate it and put it between the push button and starter so then you could only activate the starter when the ignition is turned on.
But what's the point?
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:55 PM
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I got one from tr6coug and it works great. They do have them for auto applications on ebay.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:52 AM
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Why? To me this is one of the time/money spent better elsewhere kinda things. It adds nothing to functionality as far as I can see. Maybe people are impressed by it? IDK, I could do without it for sure and go back to key start any day.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:30 PM
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Why? To me this is one of the time/money spent better elsewhere kinda things. It adds nothing to functionality as far as I can see. Maybe people are impressed by it? IDK, I could do without it for sure and go back to key start any day.
since I cant afford a 2014 I am trying to modernize my 92 as much as possible .That being said I too am going to spend my money elsewhere I think .I did find this kit http://www.digitalguarddawg.com/marine last night surfing the web if anyone else is interested . Will probably go this route latter after I get heat and perfect pass installed .
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:45 PM
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Hey to each his own, but I'm just saying my last boat had a key and my 2013 X30 has keyless and I don't care a bit about the keyless, in fact it's just one more thing to probably break at some point. No way I'd spend extra money upgrading a perfectly working keyed system, but hey it's your boat, enjoy whatever you decide!
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