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old 15 hp evinrude kill switch

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  • old 15 hp evinrude kill switch

    i just bought this 14 ft alum with an older 15 evinrude.
    not sure of the year, the kill switch does not work.
    it's on the right side of the pic and has 2 wires on it.
    what is the easiest way to check the switch and what are my possible solutions.

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    thanks
    Joe


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    Re: old 15 hp evinrude kill switch

    Look on the backside of the switch, should be 2 black wires. When you push the switch, it connects the wires togeather and shorts the ign system, killing the engine.

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    • #3
      Re: old 15 hp evinrude kill switch

      That switch looks very similar to what I had on my '71 evinrude. You can still get replacements for them, but they are about $50.00 as the wire harness is built in. I bought a switch that looks virtually the same but is probably heavier duty at Pep Boys for $9.00 and I just soldered the old connectors to it.

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      • #4
        Re: old 15 hp evinrude kill switch

        i put a meter there and pushed the switch and show continuty, so the switch is good.
        Joe


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        • #5
          Re: old 15 hp evinrude kill switch

          Joe,check the switch by placing your meter leads across the 2 lugs on back of the switch,if you get a reading with your ohm test.the switch is bad.You dont want any continuity when not depressed,often corrision builds over the yrs internally ,and the slightest continuity to ground will cause you problem

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          • #6
            Re: old 15 hp evinrude kill switch

            there are no post but the po had been there trying to fix and put some connectors there( iwas hoping that was it) switch is good wires are good. i followed them back to a factory connector and jumped them and it would not shut off. ground wire is good, i even went with a new jumper to ground. after the connector it wraps around the back of the mtr and goes into an electrical
            thing?????
            Joe


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            • #7
              Re: old 15 hp evinrude kill switch

              anyone else have any thoughts on this problem
              Joe


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              • #8
                Re: old 15 hp evinrude kill switch

                Is this a points motor or CDI???? Stop switch works on differently on either setup.


                YEAR?
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                • #9
                  Re: old 15 hp evinrude kill switch

                  Originally posted by bktheking View Post
                  is this a points motor or cdi???? Stop switch works on differently on either setup.


                  Year?

                  it's a 1983

                  thanks for the reply
                  Joe


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                  • #10
                    Re: old 15 hp evinrude kill switch

                    Well i would say your wire is broken somewhere between where you jumpered it and where is is connected. If you close the circuit the motor should stop. No question it should stop. You can take the switch out and peel the black rubber off and shine up the contacts inside. In the mean time just pull the choke to kill it. Best of luck. Rick.

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