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#12793469 - 06/15/18 04:51 PM 2011 200HP Pro XS Starting Problems
Cass Caldwell Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 2067
Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
Last night I was fishing an evening tournament and I went to start the engine and it wouldn't do anything, not even turn over. At first I thought it wasn't in neutral or that the kill switched was flipped, but that wasn't the case. I would get the normal beep when I turned the key, but that's it.

After messing around with it for 15 mins I couldn't figure it out, so I ended up having to get towed to the ramp. Before putting the boat on the trailer, I tried to crank it for the heck of it and it fired right up. I have checked it several times today in the garage and it's fine.

The battery is new and the connections are all tight. Does anyone have any idea what this could be. Kind of hard to diagnose something that is working, but I'd hate to get stranded again.

Thanks in advance.
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#12794609 - 06/16/18 09:06 PM Re: 2011 200HP Pro XS Starting Problems [Re: Cass Caldwell]
OPTI Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 1477
Loc: Benbrook Tex
I would suspect either keyswitch or main power relay intermediate electrical issues can be a bitch....OPTI


Edited by OPTI (06/16/18 09:09 PM)

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#12796416 - 06/18/18 01:56 PM Re: 2011 200HP Pro XS Starting Problems [Re: OPTI]
Cass Caldwell Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 2067
Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
Thanks for the info OPTI. Definitely frustrating. Used it Saturday and it didn't have a problem, but I'm sure the problem is going to show up again.

Originally Posted By: OPTI
I would suspect either keyswitch or main power relay intermediate electrical issues can be a bitch....OPTI
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#12797263 - 06/19/18 06:34 AM Re: 2011 200HP Pro XS Starting Problems [Re: Cass Caldwell]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11488
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Check the voltage going in and out of the main breaker. Have changed some with a voltage drop. Get the emergency ignition switch.
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#12797323 - 06/19/18 07:49 AM Re: 2011 200HP Pro XS Starting Problems [Re: gary purdy]
Cass Caldwell Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 2067
Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
Thanks Gary. Didn't know about the emergency ignitions switches. What are they called? Tried to Google them and didn't see anything. Thanks again.

Originally Posted By: gary purdy
Check the voltage going in and out of the main breaker. Have changed some with a voltage drop. Get the emergency ignition switch.
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#12797354 - 06/19/18 08:16 AM Re: 2011 200HP Pro XS Starting Problems [Re: Cass Caldwell]
NITRO Z8 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 633
Loc: Texas
Ranger carries the switch's and a couple other companies also carry's them. Or talk to Gary Purdy beings he gave you the information.

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#12805333 - 06/25/18 06:53 PM Re: 2011 200HP Pro XS Starting Problems [Re: Cass Caldwell]
NITRO Z8 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 633
Loc: Texas
Not to hijack your article but where in the world do people get motor insurance ? M y motor is 2012 motor and a mercury 200 pro xs and has not even got 100 hrs on it yet. Just would like to get some insurance on the motor and cannot find any company to say. Thanks for the help in advance.

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#12805510 - 06/25/18 08:55 PM Re: 2011 200HP Pro XS Starting Problems [Re: Cass Caldwell]
gary purdy Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11488
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
You have to get the emergency ignition switch at Ranger.
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#12805512 - 06/25/18 08:56 PM Re: 2011 200HP Pro XS Starting Problems [Re: NITRO Z8]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11488
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
It`s not insurance, extended warranty.
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