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Battery dead approx 8 yrs old Cranking battery. Charged all nite still no power

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Got report yesterday that there was a screaming noise so I charged the battery all night and still no power and all the power options are off, so I have purchased a new battery and I'm about to install it - Noticed when I pulled the battery out there is a small black wire hanging freely and appears to be coming from the motor

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Questioning what the small black wire goes to and no problems starting the engine until last night

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Boat
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Black is connected to the negative terminal of the battery if this is a factory wire.

The black wire is a ground wire for either the bilge pump or another accessory.

Can you post a pic of the wire?

Does engine turn on the gauges when key is turned on?

Could I get make, model and serial number of your engine please?

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