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I worked with you yesterday. I put the new starter into the boat (5.7L mercruiser. We confirmed the old starter was bad. After hooking up everything, when I turn on the batteries, the starter motor starts spinning without the key on. Oops, what did I do wrong?
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

Do you have wires connected as in this reply?

The wires go like this on the starter. The red wires go to the A terminal, yellow/red to the B terminal. http://i.imgur.com/SbZmo0h.png Shielded wire to the C terminal.
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

Orange wire to the A terminal.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Just to confirm, both red wires and orange wires go to terminal A. only the shielded wire is to be on terminal C
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

Correct.

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