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Old 07-21-2012
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Re: Yanmar and No Start

Similar diagnosis but different problem.

I was checking out a friends boat whose electrical system was not working properly (no running lights, cabin lights and several other switches on the main board did not function).
It was not the first thing I checked but I opened up the battery locker to have a look. The fittings on the battery terminals did not look great but seemed ok. I noticed that one wire was not connected to the 2nd battery's neg (-) terminal. Apparently that wire supplied the ground to one of the negative buses so nothing attached to that bus worked until we shined up the connector and attached it to the battery.
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