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mccomas posted 05-28-2005 12:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for mccomas   Send Email to mccomas  
Hello! I just noticed that there are 4 wire leads that terminate to nothing on my brand new 130 Sport. The wires appear to to originate in the battery box, but I have not pulled enough stuf away to be sure. They terminate just short of the throttle control and are strapped with the control cable bundle. They are brown, red, teal and blue. Are these extra power leads?


mccomas posted 05-28-2005 02:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for mccomas  Send Email to mccomas     
Ok, so apparently they are originating from the Mercury wire bundle, not the battery box.
jimh posted 05-28-2005 03:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
According to common usage and color code conventions, I believe these wires are intended as follows:

BROWN = a pump or a temperature sender

BLUE = lighting circuit

RED = battery +12 volts

TEAL = blender for iced drinks

You might also check with the manufacturer of your motor, Mercury. The have a listing on-line for the standard color codes of wiring associated with their engines. For you convenience I provide a hyperlink to it below:

Are you certain those wires don't contain additional color codes? For example, don't any of these wires have a white stripe/tracer in the insulation jacket color code?

Sheila posted 05-29-2005 01:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
I wish my boats had a spare teal wire. I could use one of those blenders.
DillonBW posted 05-30-2005 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for DillonBW  Send Email to DillonBW     
Sheila, I believe there is a battery operated version on the market, useful on board or on the beach.
I also have seen that there is a more industrial version available that uses a small weedeater motor for power.
A little over the top perhaps, but figure it could also be used as a kicker in times of mmmm.. I don't know.... 'main engine failure' that sometimes happens.. to some of us...

That reminds me, I must check my water/fuel filter....

Happy Whalin'

Sheila posted 05-31-2005 11:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Thanks, Si--my post was a feeble attempt at humor. :)
Fish Stick posted 05-31-2005 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fish Stick  Send Email to Fish Stick     
I had the same wires tied to the harness when I picked our boat.

They are from the engine and will display information when connected to the approprate guages. The 130 only comes with a tach, so they are not used. After market guages can be added.

I actually changed my tach, to a Mercury smart craft guage, and added the special cable to the wiring harness, so that I could view all the information available from the 2005 40 hp 4 stroke engine.

It cost about $ 379 and is well worth the expense if you are interested in seeing: Engine Hours, Gallons Used, Gallons per hour, Volts, Engine Temp, RPM, and more.

The only problem is with the gallons used readin. It is coarse (full gallons only) and with a small tank, tenths of a gallon would be more helpful.

Fish Stick posted 05-31-2005 05:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fish Stick  Send Email to Fish Stick     
Sorry for the typos and bad grammar. I should have used a spell checker.


Chuck Tribolet posted 05-31-2005 08:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Electricity for a blender??? Nah, get one of the gasoline
powered blenders. Most common seems to the TailGaitor, but

gas powered blender

for a good selection.

No kidding.


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