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Hi, I have a classic old 14' Glasspar with a 40hp Evinrude that dates back to 1967. It is a rebuild projuect for me and I have had to replace the ignition switch, which has me quite confused. There are 4 posts on the back of the ignition switch, labled ac, bat, ign,and one unlabled (ground???). There are many , many wires down there, of all colors, to hook to these four posts. I have an rpm gauge, an overheat gauge, wires from the battery, wires from the transmission(the old 3 button, throttle thing)and wires in from the engine compartent. I know this is a silly question without getting you a picture, but if anybody out there has a clue as to what to hook where, I would grateful and thankful, and inclined to send beer!!!. Any suggestions, ???
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Dewiman, Your problem is not simple but, It is not complex as you might think. Here goes. The bat terminal is just that. hook your main battery lead here. ac post gets the lights, and gauges and electric shift, alarms etc. The spare post is probably hot also. Hookup batt and check spare post with a test light. If there is current there with switch on, hook the tachometer here and nothing else. running other equipment with the tach will draw current and cause false rpm readings. The post marked ign is just that. Ignition, the wires from the ignition system go here. This is so when you have the switch on there is dedicated current path to the coil packs to creat a constant ignition on, so the engine will fire and run. Try to sort the wires and hook them up as per this note and everything should be OK. Goodluck, TG.
Thanks for the fast reply. I have it printed out and will give it a shot tonight after work. If all goes well, a 12 pack is on its way to you!!! Thanks again,
If it doesn't work let me know we will figure it out. Thanks for the offer but, save your money. I brew my own. That is another story all to its own. Cheers, Tailgunner
I know this post is a couple of months old, but I would like to add a question.
About the post on the iginition labeled for "battery". I have, I believe, 2 wires going to this post. Acutally, it is two large wires, not sure of color right now, that go into one smaller wire with an inline fuse. Can anyone help me with what these are. I would imagine that one is battery power, but what about the second one.
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