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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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Bought an older mako every thing worked when at buyer, got

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bought an older mako every thing worked when at buyer, got it home an engine runs but no electric to the lights ,bilgde, running lights ?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 6 months ago.
Hello Gerry. My name is***** the battery where all the wires connect is a smaller wire that supplies power to the fuse panel at the helm. There is an inline fuse on that wire. Check that fuse and fuse holder for blown fuse or bad fuse holder. Be sure you have the ground connecte3d at the battery also. These wires are usually # ***** gauge wire. Post back with questions and findings. Thank you.....Tan
Expert:  Tan replied 6 months ago.
If you have a battery switch the fuse will come off the common terminal of the switch.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
i just lost all daylight here in NJ and a little frustrated will ck in the day light tomorrow, real close working conditions under the wheel ( how ) far away will inline fuse be from battery
Expert:  Tan replied 6 months ago.
The fuse will be about 12 inches from the battery positive terminal.
Expert:  Tan replied 6 months ago.
I had the other question closed there will be no other charges. Just the original question here.
Expert:  Tan replied 6 months ago.
Hi Gerry just checking to see if you found the fuse and did that resolve the issue.

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