Now ordering a new switch box. Found one shipped for $150. Expensive mistake on some advice from a local reputable boat shop.
Thanks for the info.
Once I get this fixed I will have to figure out how to wire the black/yellow wire into a universal key ignition switch.
The Black/ Yellow wire should be grounded to kill the motor. After some research, I have a feeling you shorted the switchbox following the suggestion from the shop. Hopefully you can get it back.
Any time you open the ignition circuit without providing a ground, the juice stored in the coils has a tendency to "disperse" throughout the system, and can burn out any of the components easily. If something says "break" or "open" the circuit on electronic ignitions, they typically mean "ground" the open wire.
THIS IS FOR SIMPLE OUTBOARDS ONLY. Don't try grounding the trigger wire on the Crank sensor of your F250 to kill the motor.
Thanks, I'm going to test the switchbox here right now, finally found specs on it.
Expensive part! Hoping to find a used one if it's fried part # 339-7452a10
Its possible that the switch box cooked when you killed the pickup. Im not sure if it is a Hall-effects pickup, or magnetic pickup, and will do some research when i get home, but depending on the type, cutting power can cause current to essentially flow backwards to find ground, killing the swith.
I just saw your post, and may be able to help, but wont be home until tomorrow AM. Will follow up then.
Now I have a bigger problem!!!!!
Called a boat shop and they said I could just easily interrupt the trigger with the ignition switch.
Unplugged the brown/white wire from the trigger while the motor was running. Motor shut off.. Plugged it back in and now engine wont start and have no spark now. Ive gone over everything for the past two hours and cannot figure out what happened.
Would this have fried the switch box shown in the above wiring diagram?
Guess it isnt always good to listen to boat shops!
Since I do not have, or can find the original control box, I am custom wiring everything myself. So far I have everything wired except for two wires.
I need to figure how the ignition is turned on/off.
Ive got the starter and everything wired right. Just need to know how to kill the motor once it is running.
I believe it has something to do with the yellow/black wire off the stator?