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  • Wiring problem on my Bayliner Capri 1700
    Hi guys!

    I bought an Bayliner Capri and Im following some guides in the forum to put the boat ready to go in the water.

    Last night I decided to remove the ignition because there were rust problems and sometimes it gets stuck.
    What did I do? Marked all the color wires in the ignition with a permanent marker; Red/White R/W and so on, but when I clean and oil it, the marks went off ;(!!! :face palm:

    Does any one Help me please?

    Many thanks!

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    Re: Wiring problem on my Bayliner Capri 1700

    Welcome to iboats!

    A 1700 is an outboard boat. My 1988 wiring diagram doesn't list any R/W wire to the ignition switch. It shows the following 5 terminals on the switch, which are labelled with letters:

    M: white from motor (magneto) + white from lanyard kill switch
    B: red (12 gauge)
    C: green (choke)
    S: yellow (starter solenoid)
    M: blue (magneto ground) + other white from lanyard kill switch
    Bob, Orange County NY
    '88 Bayliner 1700 Capri Bowrider, 85 HP Force O/B, "Sea Weasel"
    Want a vessel safety check? Click here. Want to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary? Click here.
    Disclaimer: Although I am a member of the USCG Auxiliary, the opinions and advice in my replies are my own and do not necessarily reflect CG or CG Auxiliary policy or regulations unless so specified.

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    • #3
      Re: Wiring problem on my Bayliner Capri 1700

      R/W was an example, but all most wires have stripes, excluding de Black

      I will check "NYBo", many many thanks!!

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      • #4
        Re: Wiring problem on my Bayliner Capri 1700

        What year is your boat? If it has a Force outboard, I may have other diagrams that better match what you have.
        Bob, Orange County NY
        '88 Bayliner 1700 Capri Bowrider, 85 HP Force O/B, "Sea Weasel"
        Want a vessel safety check? Click here. Want to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary? Click here.
        Disclaimer: Although I am a member of the USCG Auxiliary, the opinions and advice in my replies are my own and do not necessarily reflect CG or CG Auxiliary policy or regulations unless so specified.

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        • #5
          Re: Wiring problem on my Bayliner Capri 1700

          Mine is a 93 Bayliner Capri 1700 with a Force 70Hp Engine.

          I think it as 7 pins, I remember 2 in the center (choke I think) 3+2 in the side.

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          • #6
            Re: Wiring problem on my Bayliner Capri 1700

            Checked the wiring and your scheme helped a lot! Ive got 6 wires a I followed the wires in order to put it in correct order.
            Now I have another problem, boat wont shut down when I turn key off (???)

            The only way is remove the power cut!

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              Re: Wiring problem on my Bayliner Capri 1700

              The motor is shut down by the switch connecting the two magneto wires, so those are the ones you need to check.
              Bob, Orange County NY
              '88 Bayliner 1700 Capri Bowrider, 85 HP Force O/B, "Sea Weasel"
              Want a vessel safety check? Click here. Want to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary? Click here.
              Disclaimer: Although I am a member of the USCG Auxiliary, the opinions and advice in my replies are my own and do not necessarily reflect CG or CG Auxiliary policy or regulations unless so specified.

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