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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I was pushing my 2015 bayliner 170 90hp to angle it in my

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I was pushing my 2015 bayliner 170 90hp to angle it in my garage to wax it and bumped the back wall. Now there is a continuous beep coming from a small quarter sized (about 1/4 inch thick) piece under the dash. Key not even in the ignition. Had to remove battery cable to stop it. Any idea what I screwed up?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Is the alarm that you are getting coming from a device that looks like this one?

http://www.searay-parts.com/Warning-buzzer-piezo-horn-p/miscmerchorn2.htm

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not exactly but pretty close. Wires are the same color.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Is there any physical damage to the engine anywhere?

Is the engine what actually hit the wall?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Had the engine lowered. About 4 inches from ground. Hit in the area of the prop but doesn't show any type of damage.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

That shouldnt have caused this type of alarm to happen. Were the lock nuts on the battery tight when you removed the cables?

Are you near the boat now?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
they were. Unfortunately I'm not at home right now. I also noticed that the engine wouldn't trim up but does trim down. I've had that issue twice in the past year and they put in a new trim limit kit in both times. The latest was last week.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

I am going to need you to look at some things on the engine. Such as the fuses and to remove the trim limit switch from the system.

There are no time limits here, when do you think that you could do so?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Unfortunately I won't get home until around 1630.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

No worries. I will be here all day.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks Charles I will get back with you as soon as able.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Sounds good. Talk to you then.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Charles I am home now.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

I am here.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
When I went to hook up the battery there's a clicking noise from the engine along with the beeping.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Keys not even in the ignition.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Can you tell, with the hood off, is it coming from the trim relays or the starter solenoid?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Coming from one of these which I assume to be the trim relays? Sorry first boat engine!
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Two are the trim and one is the main power. the ones with the blue and the green wires are the trim.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Feels like it's the one with the green wire.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Disconnect the trim limit switch. Then try it again

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That's the one clicking correct.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Or I should ask where is the trim limit switch
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Its on the left hand side towards the lower cowling.

Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Its about 3 in long, 1 inch wide with a lot of wires in it.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

No that is not it, it should be lower.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This?
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

That one is the ECU....

Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Follow the wires from the trim switch on the side of the cowling. It will lead right to it.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Closer?
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Bingo!!

Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Unplug that and then hook up the battery.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Still same thing.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Can you hook up the battery and then take a pic of the battery top. I would like to see it?

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