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  • key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

    Ive got a 96 evinrude 88 hp. my kids lost the key to the boat so im replacing the key switch. i got the right one but the hook ups are in a different place. the guy that was putting it on for me couldnt figure it out so he gave it back with all the wires unhooked. it has the push in choke its got 5 flat hookups and 1 round hook up i need to no what color wire goes to what letter on the switch if u can help it would greatly be appreciated


  • #2
    Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

    Check here for seahorse's post-1995 diagram: http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/c...itchwiring.jpg

    Bill Kelly's pre-1996 diagram is here: http://www.maxrules.com/graphics/omc...REMCONTBOX.jpg

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    • #3
      Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

      Originally posted by cletus83 View Post
      Ive got a 96 evinrude 88 hp. my kids lost the key to the boat so im replacing the key switch. i got the right one but the hook ups are in a different place. the guy that was putting it on for me couldnt figure it out so he gave it back with all the wires unhooked. it has the push in choke its got 5 flat hookups and 1 round hook up i need to no what color wire goes to what letter on the switch if u can help it would greatly be appreciated
      doesnt make sense that you got "the right one" but it is different!!!

      but you have been offered both standard possible combos, since we dont know what year your control is..

      which is probably more important than what year the motor is...

      good luck

      if you still cant get anywhere..i have a post 95 black Bimini control i could check....

      good luck

      bob

      bob

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      • #4
        Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

        here
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        • #5
          Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

          the old switch has A M B M S C the new switch has I M B M S C i hooked everything up like it said but since i dint have an A i put the A on the I it didnt work the purple wire thats A is 2 wires together that runs to the warning horn. the I stands for ignition i dont think it goes there does it? i got a purple a purple w white strip a yellow with red stripe a red a black and a black with yellow stripe the purple is 2 wires in 1 the black w yellow is 2 wires in 1 that has a rubber boot on it like a sprk plug the red is a bigger guage than all of them here is the switch part number i ordered it came from ************************** it has a wiring diagram with it but its not matching my old one if yall can help id appreciate it if nothing else can u get a key for the old switch and i just put it back on? SIE-MP39760
          IGNITION SWITCH PUSH CHOKE
          Last edited by cletus83; February 13th, 2010, 01:06 AM. Reason: made a mistake on where the wire went

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          • #6
            Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

            Originally posted by bob johnson View Post
            doesnt make sense that you got "the right one" but it is different!!!

            but you have been offered both standard possible combos, since we dont know what year your control is..

            which is probably more important than what year the motor is...

            good luck

            if you still cant get anywhere..i have a post 95 black Bimini control i could check....

            good luck

            bob

            bob
            I dont know what kind mine is all i can tell u is it mounts on the side of the boat has the key on it and the neutral throttle sticks up when pulled has a red tilt and trim switch if thats any help i dont know

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            • #7
              Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

              No matter which switch it is, the contacts should be marked on the back of the switch with letters, and the color coding of the wires that connect to them would be the same, as in the diagrams.

              The universal switch will have two posts marked with an M. The odd one is for the black kill wire with the yellow stripe.

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              • #8
                Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

                well here are the pictures in a single post...seems like you might have the M's mixed up..and you are shorting your magneto...maybe

                sounds like you have the older control box..with the dual wires for purple and blackw/yellow stripe




                follow the pattern and match the colors







                bob

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                • #9
                  Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

                  If there is a number on the old ignition switch, you can get a replacement key easily.

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                  • #10
                    Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

                    ok i got you but still on the new 1 its got the I instead of the a do i put the purple wire on the ignition point? since theres no a? And if i were to order a key where would i get it from a locksmith?
                    Last edited by cletus83; February 13th, 2010, 12:56 PM. Reason: added to it

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                    • #11
                      Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

                      I am gonna take a stab at how i would give it a try on the first go round...

                      with the switch positioned like in the picture below


                      starting with the bottom M and going clockwise you get this order:

                      M B M C I S
                      results in these wires going to each terminal:

                      M=SOLID BLACK

                      B=RED

                      M=BLACK w/YELLOW stripe,... both if more than one!

                      C=PURPLE w/White stripe

                      I=PURPLE...both if more than one!!

                      S= YELLOW w RED stripe


                      dont mix the M's!!!!!

                      My guess is the "I" does NOT stand for ignition..it stands for INSTRUMENTS and the purple wire supplies a power source for them!!!! so your gauges will power up when you turn the key on.

                      and the "A" stands for ACCESORIES on the original switch, which is instruments as well

                      good luck

                      bob

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                      • #12
                        Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

                        If you have the number, you get the replacement key from an authorized BRP/Evinrude dealer for around $6 each.

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                        • #13
                          Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

                          Originally posted by ezeke View Post
                          If you have the number, you get the replacement key from an authorized BRP/Evinrude dealer for around $6 each.
                          I have extra controls of both the bimini and the side mount styles.

                          the bimini controls you can read the number on the key and the choke plunger very easily

                          on the side mount control i cant see a number on the key at all...

                          and I couldnt see a number on the tumbler-chcoke botton the key goes into, either.

                          bob

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                          • #14
                            Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

                            i got it hooked up now like u said but its still not working if the wires got hooked up wrong before would it have messed the switch up? i checked the fuse in the fuse box theres only 1 fuse and 2 relays in the box is there a fuse in the electrical system on the engine anywhere that might have blown?
                            Last edited by cletus83; February 13th, 2010, 04:37 PM. Reason: miss spelled a word

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                              Re: key switch wiring for 96 evenrude

                              The fuse for the wiring harness/ignition is on the engine. See circled on the diagram - it's part #514021, 20 amp.
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