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1999, 115 Evinrude Outboard Dead battery, something

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1999, 115 Evinrude Outboard Dead battery, something clicking, hooking up new battery, negative terminal sparking badly, something drawing a lot, starter turns over, but wants to weld negative to battery . Take positive off of solenoid and sparking stops.
Is a bad solenoid or something else?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?
Remove the yellow/red wire from the solenoid, but leave the big cables on the solenoid still hooked up. Does it still spark and attempt to start?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Disconnected power trim and seems to be fine. Poured last night and wondering if it got wet and shorting?
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
I'm a bit confused. Was the trim running or was the starter running when you hooked up the battery cable?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Everything was hooked up when when connecting cable. Obvious power draw led to trying to figure out what and disconnecting things. Believe it is power trim shorting out. Working fine with it disconnected other than ehgine is down. Thoughts?
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
If you connect the battery cable back up is the starter still spinning on it's own?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The issue is definitely in the tilt system. I reconnected everything but the trim and the motor starts and runs fine, so my current thinking is a relay in the tilt system or the switch in the throttle lever.
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
Hello. My name is***** you remove one relay at a time does the trim quit running? Could I get the engine model number please?

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