Johnson Electric Starting Junction Box Fix

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OutboardBoy3
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Johnson Electric Starting Junction Box Fix

Postby OutboardBoy3 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:25 pm

Well, when it comes with these old motors, all bets are off. :lol: First, the battery was in a wooden battery box, and looked brand new. After further investigation, it was 14 years old! So, I bought a brand new marine battery, and installed it. Still nothing, so I took a multimeter and inspected every wire. I found that the mercury switch wire was corroded off! I bypassed it and it turned right over! I appreciate everyone’s help, and have a great day!

fleetwin
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Re: Johnson Electric Starting Junction Box Fix

Postby fleetwin » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:29 pm

I'm glad it was something simple, I knew that nice looking junction box couldn't be at fault!
But, please not Frank's warning...The wrong solenoid will kill the mercury switch and wiring....


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