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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: 9 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 9 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 9 months ago.
Not exactly but pretty close. Wires are the same color.
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

Is there any physical damage to the engine anywhere?

Is the engine what actually hit the wall?

Customer: replied 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago.
Unfortunately I won't get home until around 1630.
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

No worries. I will be here all day.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks Charles I will get back with you as soon as able.
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

Sounds good. Talk to you then.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Charles I am home now.
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

I am here.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
When I went to hook up the battery there's a clicking noise from the engine along with the beeping.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Keys not even in the ignition.
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Coming from one of these which I assume to be the trim relays? Sorry first boat engine!
Expert:  Charles replied 9 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 9 months ago.
Feels like it's the one with the green wire.
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

Disconnect the trim limit switch. Then try it again

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
That's the one clicking correct.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Or I should ask where is the trim limit switch
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

Its on the left hand side towards the lower cowling.

Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

No that is not it, it should be lower.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
This?
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

That one is the ECU....

Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Closer?
Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

Bingo!!

Expert:  Charles replied 9 months ago.

Unplug that and then hook up the battery.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Still same thing.
Expert:  Charles replied 9 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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