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Millerbobcat225gplus/serial#kf866447 weldingmachine/generator machine will not fire in start position when start switch is released to run position it will fire and pop loudly through the exhaust it has a 16hp onan performer engine

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How old is unit ?? bad switch, motor needs tune up??cam ,valves, compression???

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The body control module (PZM) performs the following functions:
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• Theft deterrent
• Exterior lighting control
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• Rear defogger
• Fuel door release
• Vehicle personalization
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Your probably have a lose connection somewhere , ground for the BCM or instrument cluster . Behind the dash or instrument cluster ! or other places . G-400 ,G205

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The PCM turns on the VOLT indicator via Class 2 serial data line CKTs 1807 (PPL) whenever undervoltage, overvoltage, or a stopped generator is detected on CKT 225 (RED).

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