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Well the only problem you have with your unit are the burnt cables. Trouble shooting carried out by you was excellent but at this stage it would be better to get someone else fix it. The cables that got burnt are the cables to the alternator which is supposed to charge the battery and ensure that as power is drawn from the unit the battery remains charged.
The first battery will not charge because it has been totally drained and maybe a cell or two has been damaged due to excessive use.
Simply the best thing to do is trace the burnt wires and replace them. But a tech would be better because he can also help you trace why the wires got burnt in the first place.
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Posted on Oct 15, 2010
Sounds like the problem is the ignition key itself. You said it was loose when you went to start it back up but was it loose before? If it wasn't and the ignition set has shorted it will cause all the problems you have stated. A new ignition key unit shouldn't run more than about $20 if that. Your other option is to disconnect from the motor and tilt motors and see if you get sparks from the battery again when you connect it. if you don't then you know the problem is electrical in the tilt/trim motor or the motor itself. A bad strator will cause this as will a bad magneto, both are unlikely with so few hours on the motor. My first look would be the ignition itself since that is the place you first noticed a problem.
Posted on Oct 15, 2010
You have a short somewhere in the ignition wires. It should not be difficult to troubleshoot, but you will probably need to replace the ignition cylinder.
From what I understood, problem is likely restricted to remote control, the motor shoud be OK (good thing).
To find short (or eventually broken contacts), you need to get a multimeter (eg one here). Set the multimeter on Impedance(Ohms). With multimeter on Ohms test the ignition and the wiring harness. Check if there is contact between different wires, and if wires that should not be connected have continuity.
If there is contact between two points of a wire or between different wires, impedance reads zero Ohms or very low (circuit closed-continuity). If there is no contact, it reads infinity, same as on air (circuit open-no continuity).
If you do not find anything, that means that the short happens occasionally with vibration, in that case replacing the whole wiring harness is advisable.
Before proceeding check remote controls (or motor if concerned) documentation, find the support number and give them a call to check warranty status. Sometimes manufacturer gives more than one year on parts.
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Posted on Oct 11, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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