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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I was cleaning the female DC receptor on the dash. Suddenly

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I was cleaning the female DC receptor on the dash. Suddenly radio stopped. Radio is new. engine was idling. So I turned engine off. Engine never cranked again. Radio is dead. Engine lift motor is dead. bilge pump works. but major electral loads are dead
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Customer: I installed a new AGM battery. Engine started up fine several times. After the radio went dead, I noticed a fuse connector has come loose on a small wire that connects to the positive side of the battery. I reconnected it. The fuse was not blown. I think it came apart when the new battery was installed.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

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

Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

What is the model of the boat and the engine?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Charles,Thnak you for your offer but I replaced the 20 AMP fuse with the spare and resolved this issue. Apparently, while cleaning the DC power plug on my dash, I managed to create a short that blew the 20 AMP fuse.
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

That would do it. Is there anything else that I can assist you with?

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