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Help-switch and warning light under companionway steps on Beneteau 390

Good morning,

Can someone help me identify the function of a switch and warning light under the companion way steps, above the engine access panel, in a Beneteau Oceanis 390?

See photo - it's the yellow warning light and the black switch on the right.

Thanks so much - much appreciated!!!
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Engine room light and indicator that it is on possibly?
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That's a great guess - thanks - I'll check next week! (This isn't my boat) Anyone know for sure?
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Open the engine access and turn the switch on - if I am right it will be obvious.

And I think the taped over hole is for using a fire extinguisher without opening the access panel.
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And I think the taped over hole is for using a fire extinguisher without opening the access panel.
Yep, I would not want to be removing that tape in case of a fire. It should have a plastic cap.
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Yep, I would not want to be removing that tape in case of a fire.
Yeah, agreed. (Thankfully not my boat but I'll mention it to the owner.)

Will check if that switch/light is indeed the engine compartment illumination next time I'm on the boat...
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Yeah, agreed. (Thankfully not my boat but I'll mention it to the owner.)

Will check if that switch/light is indeed the engine compartment illumination next time I'm on the boat...
You might want to put the screws back in that piece of wood supporting the top step.

The switch might also activate a solenoid valve for the LPG. Can you hear a click when the switch is toggled?
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You might want to put the screws back in that piece of wood supporting the top step.
LOL yes, I'd noticed that. Lots of little issues with this boat, which, thankfully, isn't mine to worry about.
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