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2017 Malibu 22 MXZ Off/On Button Glitch


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Delpiero
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Hi,

Yesterday I turned on my Malibu at home to check oil levels and other stuff before taking into the lake for the first time since last year.

I have a little glitch with the ON/OFF button not turning off command center but somehow ON works =/

This happened last year as well but out of 5 times about 3 times I have to power off command center by turning off the battery switch.

this video shows the issue and any recommendation would be greatly appreciated

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dstqttxvRSxpLh9SASwM8754AWPKStXR/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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I would say it’s a faulty switch. Most likely a half broken mechanism inside the switch which is why it’s able to turn on the command centre but not turn it off. 

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I'm not sure how easy it is to get to the back of the switch but you could disconnect the contacts and test the switch itself with an ohm meter.

 

 

 

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On 2017 and newer Malibu boats the power and start buttons come as a set with the wiring.  You can probably get a similar replacement switch online to work just fine with a bit more effort on your part.  I would personally recommend the Malibu replacement even though it will definitely be more expensive, or if you have warranty coverage just have your dealer do it.

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On 5/11/2021 at 8:23 PM, Delpiero said:

Any luck getting this sorted out?  I commend you on trying to replace it yourself.  Keep us posted as to your progress...

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