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|Author||Topic: bow light/wiring?|
posted 03-30-2003 09:35 PM ET (US)
I have a 1997 17' or with a non-lighting(no juice) to the bow lite. I traced the line to the starboard side of the boat (behind the fire extingusher) as hot. From there it goes into the hull. Can't see any way to replace the wire. Thinking about putting lights on the console as it looks like only choice. Any ideas ? ? ? Thanks
posted 03-31-2003 11:24 AM ET (US)
Whaler3 - What "17" do you have - Outrage, Montauk, et.al.. I am not sure what boat you have and as I recall from other threads, the wires for the bow lights are enclosed in the starboard rub-rail. E-mail Dick in Seattle (he is a bona-fied Whaler expert) with your question. ---- Jerry/Idaho
posted 03-31-2003 04:23 PM ET (US)
Jerry Towsend / Thanks for your reply/it is a outrage. How do I E-mail dick in settle as I am new to this site and the computer/ thanks Lou
posted 03-31-2003 04:30 PM ET (US)
have you tried the bulb yet? Is there juice to the bulb socket?
posted 03-31-2003 04:32 PM ET (US)
I am not an Outrage expert but I believe Jerry is correct, it's under the starboard rub rail.
posted 03-31-2003 10:37 PM ET (US)
The bulb is good but thanks about the starboard rail I will try that. Thanks again
posted 04-10-2003 10:25 PM ET (US)
I have a 1997 17' OR also and I had trouble with my bow light. I thought it was the bulb and was concerned it might be the wiring but all it needed was a to have the contacts cleaned with a piece of sandpaper and the contacts had to be squeezed a little tighter so the bulb snapped in. I know it is basic but I would try it before I started taking the rub rail apart.
posted 04-11-2003 09:58 AM ET (US)
Try to check the continuity /resistance of the black? disapearing wire to a known ground point. If that is good it is probably the lamp bulb socket. You can also check the +12v side of the lamp socket using another different ground.
A volt meter and some long wire are required for troubleshooting.
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