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    Circuit Breaker Problem 2003 237

    I have two circuit breakers popped, the live well and bilge pump.  Before I take apart the dash I was going to order new breakers.  I need to know the amp rating of the breakers.  I normally replace them all when they start to fail.  In this case before I trouble shoot the electrical problem I want to make sure I have good breakers.

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    • billybbillyb Member Posts: 1
      I have the same exact problem, same breakers...... Curious what it is going to be.
    • cjjjdeckcjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
      Just double checked, Henry, both those circuit breakers are 5 amp. 
      2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
      2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

    • henry.burdenhenry.burden Member Posts: 4
      While I was going through the papers the previous owner gave me, I came across the original wiring diagrams (2003 Hurricane 237 and 217 outboards) and dash diagrams.  The amps for all the breakers are marked.  I have attached the entire packet.  I hope this helps some other owners.
    • HydroCanisHydroCanis Member Posts: 175 ✭✭
      Thanks for posting that.
      David
      2003 Sundeck 217 OB, Yamaha 150 2 Stroke
      "I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. My life is my own." - Number 6

    • cjjjdeckcjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
      Henry, you are absolutely awesome!

      These diagrams are from Uniforce who has been out of business for some time.  The drawings you just posted are the ones I have been receiving from Hurricane, but the scanned images are too blurry to read and have not been helpful, nor does Hurricane have the originals to re-scan.

      Thank you!!!!  These will be VERY appreciated as they are crystal clear!
      2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
      2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

    • henry.burdenhenry.burden Member Posts: 4

      To continue the electrical saga.  When I took off the top dash panel it broke in half.  I ordered new top and middle dash panels from A & D Plastics in Cape Coral, FL, I live in Fort Myers and they were done custom for me.  I put a Piranhamax 170 in the center dash, JVC remote to the left of the Tach.  All the gauges were shattered or corroded at the back of the panel.  I replaced all the breakers and all the gauges.  I replaced the Sony radio with a modern JVC, when I put it all back together, I had to wire the radio to ACC switch (which I replaced bad switch).  The new radio has no true off button so it was wired to switched power.  I found that the power to the breakers to be 12.7 volts and the power at the switches to be moving from 7.5 to 10.8 volts.  When I switched the VOM ground lead to another ground it read 12.7 (bad ground to switch panel).  I removed the cup holder panel to the right of the helm and found the wiring connectors to the dash.  I opened the connectors and sprayed them with contact cleaner and worked them together and off until I got consistent current readings. I wired the radio to a known good ground.  Now it all works.  Note for everyone using a VOM for continuity testing on the grounds, even if you get a tone the ground can be bad, once you put the circuit under load it will fail, and drive you crazy in the process.  If the ground has a corroded bad connection somewhere in the run sometimes it is better to run a new ground from the battery to a connection bus and rewire the grounds.  Been working on aged electrical wiring on boats for a lot of years.  It is a shame that the wiring is put together with push connectors and jumpers.  Hurricanes have quality wiring but especially in a salt water environment you get these high resistance and ground problems.  A little wordy but I hope this helps someone else. 

    • cjjjdeckcjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭
      Awesome update Henry!

      Could you post some pictures of the new dash panel installed?  Love to see how it came out!
      2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
      2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

    • M99M99 Member Posts: 68 ✭✭
      Just a quick tip regarding poor connections at various junctions or push connectors, instead of regular contact cleaner, after actually cleaning the connectors, buy a small bottle of "Stabilant 22". Use it on all connectors and pins.  Its expensive stuff, but really works to increase the conductivity of a connector and lasts a long time. I learned about that stuff at a Bell Helicopter mechanic seminar some years ago.  They said it fixed many of their electrical problems and they now consider it a standard operating procedure to use on all connectors.
    • runnl8runnl8 Member Posts: 3
      I would also like to see the pictures of the panel that was made at A&D in Cape Coral. I am in the process of purchasing all new item for a 2006 202 Fun Deck  and plan to call to tomorrow.  This has been a much harder project than I anticipated.  The forum has been a great help.  Thank you!
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