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Battery was wrongly connected (backwards) would not start.changed

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battery was wrongly connected (backwards)
would not start.
changed cables but still won't start
4 fuses in motor all look and test fine
any suggestions??????????????????
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My name is Tan. There is a small harness with a diode that will blow from connecting the battery cable backwards. The small harness connects to the start solenoid # ***** brown wire. The harness # ***** has a brown wire that connects to the solenoid, then the black of the harness connects to ground then the 3rd wire yellow/red is start from key switch. Disconnect the yellow/red and check for voltage to the yellow/red when cranking the engine. Do you have voltage?

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