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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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Kids were playing with the boat shift controls. Now when I

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Kids were playing with the boat shift controls. Now when I turn the key to start the starter will not engauge.Have power to the solenoid and can jump around the solenoid and starter will enguage. Guessing it might be the netural safety switch. Trying to locate it in the drawing.
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Customer: Just that it worked fine until they had their playtime.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 11 months ago.
Hello. My name is ***** ***** safety switch is in the control. Look for the 2 yellow/red wires. Jump these 2 together if engine cranks then the safety switch is damaged.I can be more specific on the switch if I know what you have for a control make and model please?

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