3 Position Off-Ignition/Accessory- Ignition Start. Brass case and mounting hardware chrome plated brass face nut. Key removes in off position only. 13/16" mounting stem 1-7/32 long". Mounts in panels up to 1 thick has screw terminals.
All brass ignition starter switch, heavy duty and with three terminals and three positions. Rating is 15 amps at 12 volts DC. Returns automatically from start to ignition position. Chrome plated brass face nut and back-up nut. Stainless steel springs. Mounting bushing is 15/16" long. 13/16"-20 thread. Dimensions are 2-7/8" long, 1-3/4" in diameter. Accomodates 1-1/16" panel.
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bought the 3 position switch to replace a 3 position switch on 65 chris craft. old switch has four contacts on back but new one only has three, can I still use it?
does the purple/white stripe wire hook up to the battery connect on the switch?
No. Normally, for an inboard or I/O engine, the red wire goes to the battery pole (batt, bat+, etc.), the yellow wire (or yellow with a red tracer) goes to the starter solenoid pole (start), and the purple wire (or purple with white tracer) goes to the ignition pole (ign).
I replaced an original ignition/starter switch that was on my 1955 -18' Chris Craft Continental. I hooked the wires up exactly as the other switch was wired. I do not know how your motor is wired. The battery wire connects to the selenoid of the starter and provides the hot side of the switch to start the engine. When the engine is started it powers all of the other items, gauges, pump, etc. You need to look at a wiring diagram for your boat or motor to see how the wires are coded. My wires were 55 years old so I didn't have any color code.Hope you get it going.
not for NewEngland
Boat in NewEngland, switch lasted one season, did not make it thru the winter even thou the switch was oiled prior to winter storage. Key locks up and entire barrel spins, very annoying, will not buy again.
THE THREADED BARREL IS ROUND, THE LOCK I REPLACED HAD A FLAT SPOT ON ONE SIDE OF THE LOCK SO THAT IT WOULD NOT SPIN IN THE MOUNTING HOLE IF IT BECAME LOOSE. I HAD TO REAM OUT THE FLAT SPOT IN THE MOUNTING HOLE TO MAKE THE NEW LOCK FIT.
50 years of using these switches
I find that the ignition switch procusts by Cole Hersee have been durable and have been used by myself on boats for over 50 years. I just restored a 18' 1955 chriscraft that had the same switch installed when built and it has lasted 55 years. Replacement was because of key problems, switch still works well