Power problem

Discussion in 'Electrical Systems' started by Skeeter1959, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Skeeter1959
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    Skeeter1959 New Member

    When I cut my power switch on my power trim goes down ....... Baffled :rolleyes:
     
  2. Grey Ghost
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    Grey Ghost Senior Member

    Whenever you turn on the main battery selector/disconnect switch the trim motor runs?
     
  3. Skeeter1959
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    Skeeter1959 New Member

    Bought a new trim switch for Motor. New switch for-main battery .....my main power switch is supposed to run just my accessories some how something's wrong scratchin my head. Lol
     
  4. Grey Ghost
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    Grey Ghost Senior Member

    There are two thin wires from the trim switch to the solenoid one up and one down. Disconnect them from the solenoid on the trim motor and see what happens. Should one of those have juice all the time it means a screw or something has gone through the wire loom and caused a bad short.

    If that's not it, go to the hardware store and buy a $10 multimeter. Leave the control wires off and the battery disconnected and use it to check if there is continuity through the solenoid. Measure from the big red thick cable coming into the solenoid to the thick wire going out of the solenoid to the trim motor input. Make sure the battery is disconnected when you do this. Solenoid might be stuck or broken and sometimes tapping on it frees it up.
     
  5. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    You have a short, probably between a "feed" wire and a trim switch wire. Chafe is the usual reason.
     

  6. boatbuilder41
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    boatbuilder41 Senior Member

    Trim relay
     
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