Shipyard Isl. Marine Engine Parts - question on Yamaha key switches
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05-18-2012, 07:13 AM
I am about to swap my Yamaha '02 F225s for some '09 F250s with Command Link set up (not CM Plus). I would like to keep my existing dual key panel which is only a few months old and so I don't have reconfigure the mounting hole for the CM dual panel. I have called Yamaha and they said the standard key switch for a single engine set up is the same as that used for Command Link but said the part numbers are different for the dual panels. He could not say whether it is because the actual panel is a different shape or if it actually something different in the wiring/plug ins. If anyone one knows any info I would appreciate. At worst I guess I could take the key switches and kill switches out of the panel and swap the panel plates. I have not yet pulled both panels to actually compare the plug ins - hopefully get into that this weekend.
Are your new engines 4.2 ltr Offshores or mechanical throttle and shift F250 models?
I have never tried the old style panel with CL engines. I know the harness's are the same between the two so I don't believe there isn't any reason that they shouldn't run. I am pretty sure it has something to do with the warning functions with twins.
05-19-2012, 02:20 AM
They are not the new style 4.2L. I am going to old-style 3.3L F250s (BTXRs) but they are currently using the Command Link dual throttle and key switches.
I guess I could pull the panel from my boat and hook it up to the other engines (they are still on a boat hooked up). Is there a way I could tell if they are functioning correctly as far as the warning buzzers, etc.?
05-19-2012, 02:05 PM
Update, I pulled both panels and checked the connectors, etc. There were some differences. One set of main plugs had one more pin than the other set. Also, there were some other slight differences. So I disassembled both panels and swapped out the actual panel mounting plate between the two.