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Re: Key switch bad. what to get?

Denise... Do yourself a favor and get rid of that ammeter and alternator wiring that runs there and back before your boat develops serious issues, like a FIRE...... It looks as if someone did a bad-aid fix and used pliers on the battery cable crimp. You can leave one wire there and replace the ammeter with a simple volt meter. Just jump the alt directly to the starter post with a short piece of sufficient wire and lose the "there & back:" run.... Oh and the wire nuts......

Anyone who owns a Universal engine with an ammeter should move this to the top of the to-do list... These ammeter circuits have been the cause of horrific battery charging issues as well as numerous fires.

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