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Old 07-17-2013, 05:59 AM
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Let me start by saying I'm new to the forum, so if this is in the wrong place do let me know. I've been soaking in the knowledge here and finally decided to join the fun.

The problem I'm having must be in the wiring somewhere on my 94 wellcraft 24 ft cuddy. The bilge pump, nav lights, stereo, and accessories will randomly come on. Its not always all of them but always some from the top row of switches. I believe I've narrowed it down to when I use the trim but can't be 100% sure as it happens at speed and I don't usually notice it until stopping. Also it doesn't always happen, the switches seem to have their good and bad days.

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Sounds like you have some crossed wires. Unless you know how to work a multi tester and a continuity tester this will be practically impossible for you to fix yourself.
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Originally Posted by Navatech View Post
Sounds like you have some crossed wires. Unless you know how to work a multi tester and a continuity tester this will be practically impossible for you to fix yourself.
Thanks for the feedback, looks like I'll have to take it to a pro. I could try but would hate to make a bigger, unnecessary mess.
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Originally Posted by tyler9999 View Post
Thanks for the feedback, looks like I'll have to take it to a pro. I could try but would hate to make a bigger, unnecessary mess.
You most certainly could give it a try. The question is how good are you at doing things yourself? How much do you know about the theory of boat electrics?

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