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Ignition switch wiring for 1999 Johnson 40 hp
|Author||Topic: Ignition switch wiring for 1999 Johnson 40 hp|
posted 03-13-2006 10:21 PM ET (US)
[Please see link at bottom of discussion for accurate information on ignition switch wiring--jimh]
I'm converting my controls from a side mount(mounted on the side of the center console and gets in the way) to a top mount OMC control for my 1999 Johnson 40 VRO motor. Going off the side mount control ignition switch wiring, this is how I have the top mount ignition switch wiring hooked up:
Do these connections look right? I pretty much followed the wiring on the old controller to the old switch since it's still hooked up. This is a 6 wire harness. The power trim is another harness and the System Check alarm is a different harness as well.
posted 03-14-2006 11:28 AM ET (US)
I copied this out of a thread some months back on this same topic. I am no tthe author, but I have used this info myself and it worked for me:
Black: Ground throughout.
Purple: Instrument lights throughout.
Alarm beeper ("horn"):
Ignition switch: 7 pin connector.
SystemCheck TachL 8 pin connector.
Looking at a manual I have for the 55 hp motor with electric start:
posted 03-14-2006 06:10 PM ET (US)
Here is a link to accurate information about wiring color codes used by OMC:
posted 03-15-2006 11:37 PM ET (US)
I looked at that link and the colors don't quite correspond to the newer ignition switch. They're close, but not quite the same. My new OMC binnacle control is a Bombardier control so maybe they changed things around slightly or they're using a new supplier for the ignition switch and wire harness. I've got everything bolted in so I can test it pretty soon.
posted 03-16-2006 12:37 AM ET (US)
Please let me know what information is at variance with your engine harness.
posted 12-31-2006 04:46 PM ET (US)
Here is a diagram of the ignition switch wiring:
posted 12-31-2006 04:59 PM ET (US)
You might want to add some info to the following wire codes on your http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/wireColorCode.html#OMC page.
should say that it goes to one of the yellow or yellow banded wires on the control mounted neutral safety switch and then the other switch wire goes to the starter solenoid small terminal.
WHITE with TAN = Trim SENDER isolated fused battery positive
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