1988 40hp VRO Evinrude outboard - ignition switch help with wiring
I purchased a boat with a 1988 (I think) serial number G1015259 - 40 hpVRO. The owner lost the key and made a quick change to the switch to sell it so he could get a new key - It almost works. It will crank if you don't push the key in to choke it. I have the original switch and the new one is slightly different by 1 post/terminal. The engine will crank if you don't push in the key to engage the choke, but if you do push the key in you blow a small 20 amp (not sure if that is what should be in there) fuse under the engine cowl located at the rear of the engine where the spark plugs are located.
I believe the only problem is he slightly missed connecting the wires to the proper terminals, but I don't know how they are supposed to go since I didn't see the set-up before he changed it. Maybe someone can HELP!!! I do have photos available of the old switch and the new one with wires current wire connections.
See switch layout below. I am guessing there should be no wire on the terminal "I" where there is currently a yellow wire with a red stripe. I don't know where it should go? Then I believe a "purple" wire should be on Terminal "C" , but I don't know where the black wire should go unless it is with other black wires on "M". Maybe just swapping the black wire currently on C with the purple wire on M will do it?? I need help!
Thank you in advance.
Here's what I see on the 2 swithces:
S - a larger red wire
A - there is no terminal here, but an indention in the plastic where I suppose a terminal would go, but nothing there
M - 2 black wires together - one black and one black with a yellow stripe
B - 2 purple wires
M - 1 purple wire
C - (This post is located in the center of the switch) - This one has one small black wire run to it.
I - (this could be an "I", "1", or (-) I am not sure which) There is not one of these on the original switch - It has a yellow with red stripe wire connected to it.
Re: 1988 40hp VRO Evinrude outboard - ignition switch help with wiring
For the original switch, S, Yellow /Red. C, Purple/ White. A, Purple. M,Black. B,Red with purple. M, Black /yellow. Yelow /red is Start soleniod. Purple /White.is primer. purple is switched B+ Black is Ground. Red /With purple is B+ 12V. Black / yellow Eng kill. Take the black wire off of C on your new switch. Do you have the old switch? You should see a number on it where the key go's in, give that # to a old OMC dealer , they sould have a key for it.