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    Default Ignition switch Wiring Orientation

    I have a 97 200hp Evinrude E200TXEUA.
    Recently the forum helped me with a kill switch problem. I ordered a new one and installed. I replaced the wires one at a time. I feel I done that correctly.
    The engine cranks and runs well. The problem is, the kill switch still does not kill the engine when the clip is removed (just like it did before). It will start with the clip removed (just like it did before).
    My question is: I am the 3rd owner. If a previous owner had replaced the switch and installed the wires incorrectly-possibly switching two wires or more, would this account for my problem?
    Is a wiring to switch diagram available to check for the correct wires on the correct posts on my ignition switch?
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Ignition switch Wiring Orientation

    Does you lanyard attach to a button or the key swith?

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    Default Re: Ignition switch Wiring Orientation

    Which part number did you use?
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    Default Re: Ignition switch Wiring Orientation

    The clip hooks to the key switch. If I remember right the switch part number was 5005801.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pops86 View Post
    The clip hooks to the key switch. If I remember right the switch part number was 5005801.
    The lanyard that attaches to the key switch simply turns the key off when pulled. If your new switch does not do that then its defective and should be returned. I assume it was installed correctly.

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    Default Re: Ignition switch Wiring Orientation

    I noticed under "similar threads" Ksan Please help with ignition switch, appears to give me the info I need to check if the wires 6 wires on the backside go to the correct pins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pops86 View Post
    I noticed under "similar threads" Ksan Please help with ignition switch, appears to give me the info I need to check if the wires 6 wires on the backside go to the correct pins.
    There are no wires involved in your safty lanyard.
    Ite a mechanical thing.

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    Default Re: Ignition switch Wiring Orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rwbutler View Post
    There are no wires involved in your safty lanyard.
    Ite a mechanical thing.
    Are you sure there are no wires? I thought the kill switch was wired to the power packs (or is it coils?) and ground with a normally open circuit. When the lanyard is removed it completes a short to ground and kills all spark.

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    I have a question: Haven't used the lanyard yet but figure it's a good idea for when i'm alone. From this thread I figured out how it works but I see that it also depresses the ignition switch into the start position when the lanyard is installed. Does that start assist only engage when the motor isn't running or am I missing something? Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Ignition switch Wiring Orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinj View Post
    Are you sure there are no wires? I thought the kill switch was wired to the power packs (or is it coils?) and ground with a normally open circuit. When the lanyard is removed it completes a short to ground and kills all spark.
    Your correct for an older kill switch. We are talking about key switch 5005801.

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    Default Re: Ignition switch Wiring Orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by baddog1016 View Post
    I have a question: Haven't used the lanyard yet but figure it's a good idea for when i'm alone. From this thread I figured out how it works but I see that it also depresses the ignition switch into the start position when the lanyard is installed. Does that start assist only engage when the motor isn't running or am I missing something? Thanks for your help.
    it does depress the switch a bit,but it will depress in any position.what is "start assist"?

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    Not sure what the real term for it is but on the binnacle it says "Push to Start......." and there's a little more. Engine (2000 225 Ficht) starts better cold when this is pushed in. When warm it doesn't matter. I have two lanyards and they both push it in all the way but don't seem to make a difference on how it idles. Haven't tried them at speed.

    And here's an observation for Pops86. I couldn't figure out the lanyard until I read posts here because I was trying to use it upside down as that's how the lanyards went on a small Tohatsu and Mercury that I had.
    Last edited by baddog1016; 08-11-2020 at 06:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Ignition switch Wiring Orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by baddog1016 View Post
    Not sure what the real term for it is but on the binnacle it says "Push to Start......." and there's a little more. Engine (2000 225 Ficht) starts better cold when this is pushed in. When warm it doesn't matter. I have two lanyards and they both push it in all the way but don't seem to make a difference on how it idles. Haven't tried them at speed.

    And here's an observation for Pops86. I couldn't figure out the lanyard until I read posts here because I was trying to use it upside down as that's how the lanyards went on a small Tohatsu and Mercury that I had.
    All the OMC or BRP binnacles say push to choke.

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    Default Re: Ignition switch Wiring Orientation

    We just went thru at...
    http://www.marineengine.com/boat-for...killing-engine

    Pushing the key in on a Ficht does nothing as all controlled by puter
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    Default Re: Ignition switch Wiring Orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by faztbullet View Post
    We just went thru at...
    http://www.marineengine.com/boat-for...killing-engine

    Pushing the key in on a Ficht does nothing as all controlled by puter
    Thanks!

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