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Dutchtouch14

95 Echelon with no electricity

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Dutchtouch14

Boat has been running great all week.  Launched it today.  Turned key and...nothing.  Zero electricity.  Battery is charged.  Cables are attached.  Any suggestions?

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Dutchtouch14

A friend suggested it may be a fuse but I'm not sure how to check for this

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Ballay

All gauges working?  Any voltage getting to starter?  In neutral?

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Ballay

My old boat had a big reset breaker on top of engine. 

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Dutchtouch14

Reset button can't be pushed in. No power to any gauges.  I think it's a fuse but don't know how to get to it

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Dutchtouch14

There is voltage to the starter

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Dutchtouch14

There is voltage to the starter and there is power to the engine.  There is no power to the dashboard

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Ballay

Just for grins. All leads to the alternator are connected?  Not sure where the fuses or circuit breaker may be. Can you trace power wire under helm?

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Dutchtouch14

Guess there are no fuses on the echelon.  Where can I find the alternator

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Ballay

The alternator is on the engine. It is driven by one of the belts.

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Dutchtouch14

Yes everything is connected...just not working :-(

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footndale

Can  jump from the battery to starter and see if the engine turns over?

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footndale

Try bypassing the solenoid too.

 

 

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Dutchtouch14

I don't even get a click when I turn the key.  

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justgary

You say you have voltage to the starter.  I'll assume that means you tested it with a volt meter or test lamp.  Use that to test the voltage at the key switch.  Yes, key switches can go bad also.  And fuses.  Probably under the helm. 

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Dutchtouch14

Tested with a test lamp.  I can find the breaker/fuse box but have no idea how to change/ fix them. I'll double check the ignition switch but I don't think we had power going to it.  

 

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Dutchtouch14

On a side note...how many amps should the fuse be that leads away from the positive side of the battery?

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Dutchtouch14

I only get power on one side of the 90 amp starter fuse.  Is that normal? Or could that be my issue?

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formulaben
On 8/4/2018 at 6:38 PM, Ballay said:

Just for grins. All leads to the alternator are connected?  Not sure where the fuses or circuit breaker may be. Can you trace power wire under helm?

Have you done this yet?

58 minutes ago, Dutchtouch14 said:

I only get power on one side of the 90 amp starter fuse.  Is that normal? Or could that be my issue?

 

I know they are totally different models but on my boat there is a mechanical circuit breaker downstream from the battery towards the helm; the cable is a 6 or 8 gauge and the bigger 2 gauge cables go directly to the starter in the other direction...so in this scenario you would still have power to the starter but no power going to the helm.  Logically the circuit breaker should be someplace accessible and obvious. 

Never heard of a starter fuse...maybe that's your helm fuse and it needs to be replaced.  A fuse rated at 90amps would pop the second you tried to turn the starter.

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formulaben

If that is blown I will bet you a beer that it is what powers your helm; my hunch is it's not a fuse for the starter, but a fuse located at the starter and powers the helm.  What size is the cable on the "bad" side of the fuse?

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formulaben

And FYI, this is what I have going to the helm...I don't see a reason why you couldn't retrofit it and be done with the archaic fuse.  Circuit breakers are reset-able; a fuse leaves you stranded.

https://www.grainger.com/product/30PD16?cm_mmc=PPC:+Google+PLA&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!50916716157!!!g!82495987797!&ef_id=WyfMdQAAAJzS0FdN:20180806203037:s

30PD16_AS01?$mdmain$

Cheaper one here on eBay.

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Ballay

Bypass with a wire to see if it works. Be careful not to burn yourself or the boat. Only go to acc. Do not try to start with the bypass. 

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Dutchtouch14

If I could figure out how to post a picture on this site I could show you haha

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formulaben

30m0p04.jpg

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