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How do I connect the battery cables to the motor electric

Customer Question

How do I connect the battery cables to the motor for the electric start?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

Connect the red battery cable to the start solenoid large terminal next to the other large terminal. Connect the negative battery cable to any engine ground or to the engine block.

To be more specific you will have to tell me what you are working on. Make model and serial number please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In addition to the red positive and black negative cables there is also a smaller red crimp type electric cable and that is the one I don't know where to connect.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The engine is a Tohatsu 9.9 4 stroke electric start outboard
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't have the SN with me now, I am not at the boat at the moment
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If I go down to the boat and take a picture of the set up with my phone (in about an hour) could I call you? Could you send me a phone number I can call you on?
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

What type terminal is on the end of the red wire?

Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Send a pic.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is a crimp inside a plastic sleeve. I will have to go down to the boat to take a picture.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Send a pic please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It will be a few hours before I can do that. Assume it is OK to keep this account open until I get that. ??
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Yes take as much time as you need.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it OK if I send the pic as a response to the phone text messages you have sent me?
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Yes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK will do.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Thanks.