Steve19

Battery Switch Problems

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2016 R200

Coming yesterday cruising along on plane and the everything shut down! Tried going to battery two, nothing.  The switch felt loose so I checked inside the console .  The back of the battery switch was cracked all the way around and was loose. I got it to hold together and made it the dock.  Inspecting it at home the whole back of the switch fell off in my hand (cables still attached)  I obivousijy need a new switch.  Has anyone replaced a switch?  Is it something I can do or do I need  mechanic?

 

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I may be mistaken, but I think at 2016 is still under warranty and the dealer should fix. From Robalo's facebook page:

Robalo's 5 Year Premiere Protection Component Warranty Promotion is going on now as well as Yamaha's 5 Year Engine Warranty. There's never been a better time to buy your brand new Robalo. Act fast.

As for doing it yourself, I removed my power panel due to a bad circuit breaker. After having worked on electronics for 30 years, the only difficulty was in not having double jointed elbows to get to parts of it easier. I think if you do your own car maintenance or house wiring it wouldn't be too hard to do. Just remember to label or mark cables so you know where they go back (unhook battery cables first!). Also, if it was me having to change it, I'd probably opt for a different switch manufacturer ( Blue Seas ). I think the Amazon Blue Seas switch is probably the right one, but check first.

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Mine did basically the same thing.  Since my dealer is about 75 miles away, I went to West Marine and picked up another switch.  Install was pretty straight forward and it took about 30 minutes at most.  As it was installed, it looked like there was quite a bit of tension on the housing which could have caused the breakage.  I used a couple of larger washers as backing plates for the screws that holds everything in place.  No issues since then.  Don't remember the exact price, but best I can recall it was about $30 to $40 for the switch.

 

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Thanks for the replies.  I am far from my home dealer (in the Keys). Found a dealer down here but had no way to get the boat there. (Back on the rack at the house rental). Service department was familiar with the problem, must be a common one.  It would have been covered if I could get the boat to them and would have to wait.  I decided to try and fix it myself they had the switch n stock.  After getting the old switch apart ( took pictures of he wiring first) the new switch was slightly bigger so had to ream out the hole in the template in the console .  After a lot of filing, it fit and got everything back together, all seems good.  I will test it out today while chasing Yellowtails!

 

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