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I have a 2002 islandia with a beep that won't go off, no matter

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I have a 2002 islandia with a beep that won't go off, no matter what I do.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It starts up right away before I start the engine and even if I unhook connectors to gauges or pull fuses, it keep going..maybe slowing down after a bit. It seems to be affecting the engine from starting.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?
What make engine do you have in the boat, and what is the model/serial number on it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, my name is***** The boat is a 2002 sea doo Islandia with a 240 EFI Mercury M jet drive. The engine serial number is *****
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Got it. Is the beeping solid or a series of beeps?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A series of beeps
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Gotcha. Have you checked the water separator on the engine to see if it was full of water?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have not
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Are you near the boat now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Unscrew the water filter on the engine and dump it into a glass jar, and let it settle out. While it's setting put the filter back on and start the engine up. Does the alarm still sound? If yes, disconnect the sensor at the bottom of the water filter. Does the alarm go away?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The alArm sounds without the engine running but I will try what you said
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
If there is water in the fuel filter it will sound no matter what. Let me how you make out.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry for the dumb question but is the water and fuel filter the same?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
It's the one that looks like a big oil filter, and It has a wire at the bottom of it. Do you see that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry. Got caught in rain storm and lost light. Will try tomorrow
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Okay let me know what happens. -Jason
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It appears to be a battery alarm. It illuminates on the dash and if I push the battery switch, it goes off.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** you for allowing me to assist you today.
Do you still need assistance with the engine? I am a Mercury certified tech and know your engine very well.

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