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Old 05-17-2019, 06:15 PM
avorob avorob is offline
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Neutral Safety Switch or Starter Solenoid? The starter is not clicking.

The starter would't even click when key in starter position.
What I gathered from all the previous posts in could be neutral safety switch or ceased solenoid as the battery is in good condition. I checked it

Where is the switch located and how I can test (short) both the switch and solenoid,

I found that power is coming by having sparks fly from from shortening the big power connect or to the next on. See the picture i marked them with yellow line

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Old 05-17-2019, 06:48 PM
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Go to your transmission and find (typically on the starboard side) two (typically white) wires that have #10 machine screws. Remove both and jump them together. I use another machine screw with a nut and jump them together. That test will tell you if the neutral safety switch is bad. When you put the wires back on (existing or new) the component, there is no particular polarity. Either wire can go to either post.

There is also an ignition safety switch at your throttle control. Same thing to test, and/or make sure you have the safety lanyard in place to close that circuit.

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Old 05-17-2019, 06:56 PM
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Attached is image to show the terminals tested with the light tester when connecting to the big red terminal.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:02 PM
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There is also an ignition safety switch at your throttle control. Same thing to test, and/or make sure you have the safety lanyard in place to close that circuit.

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I tried to remove the lanyard - when removed all power goes out. Plus I can hear sound when you turn the key in the ignition position I assume the ignition switch is fine.
Will test the neutral switch in the AM
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:28 AM
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Issues resolved

It ended up being the neutral switch.
I shorted the terminals and the boat started. It's working fin now.
Thank you waterlogged882
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:35 AM
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I have found that the safety lanyard has no effect on the starter. It is actually a safe way to crank the boat when you don't want it to actually start, like when doing a compression test for example.
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