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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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When running the live well the humming bird 898 and the radio

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When running the live well the humming bird 898 and the radio they went dead waited 20 minutes and they would turn on again
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Customer: It's not a blow fuse because all this stuff comes back on by itself.. Just not sure
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Customer: I did notice that the switch for the bilge pump and the live well turn past the off spot to turn off and the on is past the on
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 9 months ago.
Hello Reed. My name is***** is caused by a bad connection due to loose or corroded connections on the power supply to the accessories. Locate the fuse holder at the battery. This will be a red #10 gauge wire twist the fuse holder or wiggle the wires going into the fuse holder when you have the problem. Check all the connections and terminal ends on the battery connections. Also check the grounds to the fuse panel and all accessories. Post back with questions and findings.

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