So I am new to outboards but am very experienced in heavy equipment repair, so I figure much of it will be the same but on a smaller scale. So it really
..."The micro switch keeps the motor from running it has nothing to do with the start circuit."
it has nothing to do with it not
Do not touch the orange kill wire to battery pos or you will need a new switchbox. Allways disconnect the battery when messing with the wiring!
Looks like you have more than one issue with the wiring and is real common for those
Compression test done ?---------Model # of this motor ?