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Installd new battery in my boat. No power anywhere. Mercrusier…

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Installd new battery in my boat. No power anywhere. Mercrusier 4. 3. Dash has a clock with second hand, its not working either, so no power to dash.

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Cant tell if reset on circuit breaker is in or out, but it will not push in. Never had these issues before

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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Negative lead has one wired going to the block. Positive goes to starter cylinoide and over to trim package
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Is that all of your wires on the battery?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
One black. Two red
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Ok, you seem to be missing a few. There should be at least one more red and one more black. Those would be for the boat. They are smaller in size and should be hidden around the battery, unless your boat has dual batteries.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Single battery. I have replaced battery before with no issues. I do not see any other wires near battery. Where on the battery would they connect
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
They would connect directly to the posts. Is there a cut off switch in the boat?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
There is a RUN button on the throttle. The switch is in the on position
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Master power switch on the dash?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
None. If the Run button was off i should still have power to the dash
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Yes, but you dont have any power wires for the boat hooked up, The engine does not power the boat, the battery does. Can you feel around the battery and see if you can locate those other wires?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Searched all around the battery. If there are more wires, where do they connect, i can search backwards to the battery
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Is this boat new to you by chance?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No, going on 4th season. Its a 2000 Celebrity
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Great, which model is the boat?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
2000 celebrity millennia edition 180
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
looking it up
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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
If your standing in the boat looking down at the engine, what side is the battery on?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Left
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
The red wire that goes to the engine, you said that it goes to the solenoid?Are you sure that the other red goes to the trim pump?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yes. I just checked again
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Will the engine trim or crank?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Do you have a multimeter?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sorry i do not
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Please verify that the red cables are on the + post and the black cable is on the - post and that all cables are tight.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
They are correct and tight
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
You just bought this battery?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yes and its fully charged
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Turn the engine key to the on position, does anything happen at all?Are you sure that you cannot post a pic here?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I was wrong on trim, it does work. Ill go turn key and see if anything comes on
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
ok
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Nothing on dash works, no horn, no bielg pump. No radio... Nothing
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Did the gauges?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No gauges
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Alright, look all around that battery at the loomed wire bundles inside the boat. There has to be at least one set of red and black wires.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Can i continue the help request tomorrow if i cant find the fix tonight?
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Yes, I will be here all day. I have also sent you a phone offer to connect directly with me as you work on the boat.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I tried to send a picture but it said file was too large
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
In that first link I sent you, there is a section where it talks about large files. You can send it to then, reference this question and they will get it to me.
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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
there are two loose black wires near the transom, where do they go?Then that smaller loomed wiring, where does it run to?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Loomed meaning in the plastic bundel? One looks like it goes to throttle. One goes to bottom of boat near drain plug. Hooks to a round small black plastic looking then right next to drain hole. Neither will pull up.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I meant transom whay is that?
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
What is the transom?the two wires that I referring to drop down right behind the power steering cylinder.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
There are no loose wires anywhere
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
One goes upto i think the throttle. The other goes down to bottom round black thing right next to drain hole on bottom under engine
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
Ok, there isn't another battery on the other side of the boat is there?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
NO
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
On the post where the red goes to the engine, how many wires are there? and on the other post of the fuse?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Red post 2 wires. One to solenoid the other with fuse to trim. I feel like we are repeating over and over
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The only thing done at end of last season was remove connection from battery terminals. Put battery back in and now no power to dash and no engine crank. Brand new fully charged battery. Trim DOES WORK
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
No I mean down on the engine. Move away from the battery.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Why was I charged $5.00, and then another $21.00. ???
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
I am guessing that the $26 is the total for your question. that was the fee to post the question and to get it on the boat category. Did you get a chance to look at the solenoid on the starter and see how many total wires are on the large posts on it?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I was asked to pay $5.00. I was never told about additional cost. I want the 21.00 refunded
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
I can submit your question to customer service. We may be out of touch until you get things cleared up with them.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Please submit request to refund the $21.00. I was never ask or told there was more than the $5.00 fee
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
I have sent your question off to customer service.
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