Well...Chalk up another "simple" task gone wrong. Here's the story:I have a 96' Evinrude Intruder 150. My tilt switch on my throttle went bad, so I replaced it by bypassing the switch & running a push-button switch instead. Trim works fine, but now I can't get my motor to turn over. When I turn the key, no clicking... no nothing. I charged the battery, checked the fuses, and all is well in those departments. I'm thinking that I either:1. Blew a fuse that I can't find (I've checked both the boat console & in the engine compartment)2. Knocked off the calibration on my controls for the neutral-only start mechanism.Can anybody help before I decide to apply a stick of dynamite to the whole operation?
Welcome Fisher-man!!!!Time for a beverage and a break for a while!!!!First- Check that battery terminals and engine connections are very clean and tight.Second- The main fuse is in a holder near the main harness barrel-type connector(big red or black plug)on the port side behind the starter.Third- Is the safety lanyard switch positively made?Fourth - Wiggle the control arm to see if the neutral switch is a bit off?Fifth - Jump the solenoid to rule out solenoid and starter?Since I assume you had the control box apart to do the new trim switch, my guess is, as you said, the neutral switch is not being "made" or a wire from the ignition switch was knocked loose.Give them all a look and let us know what you find.Save the dynamite for July 4, 2006 !!!!Good luck
Angus 63,Thanks for your quick response! Are there any other engine fuses I should check before I get into the control unit? (I checked the main 20 A one, but a friend of mine said that there's more than one on my motor...)I'll put away the dynamite for now, but I'll make no guarantees...
Angus,I fixed the problem. One of the connections to the neutral switch had come undone when I moved the box around to replace the trim switch. Plugged it back up, and... vrroommm! Thanks for your help!--Fisher-Man