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Melted Yamaha Ignition Key Slot #13824187 12/30/20 05:05 AM
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I have a 2004 Yamaha 300 on my 20' bass boat. Noticed that the rubber slot where the ignition key goes was "melted" . When I touched it, the black melty rubber transferred to my hand. The key was covered with the melty black rubber also. My garage where I store it is insulated and never gets over about 95°. The engine always starts with the first turn of the key. Do any of you know what might have caused this?


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Re: Melted Yamaha Ignition Key Slot [Re: Tgatortexas] #13824283 12/30/20 12:55 PM
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Have you sprayed any oil or lube in the key hole or done a good cleaning on the boat where something got sprayed in the area? If not you might have something else happening, and you switch is heating up? Loose connection maybe?

Re: Melted Yamaha Ignition Key Slot [Re: Tgatortexas] #13824291 12/30/20 01:03 PM
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Sounds like a chemical reaction from a cleaner or bait attractant.


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Re: Melted Yamaha Ignition Key Slot [Re: Tgatortexas] #13826219 12/31/20 03:43 PM
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Need To replace Key switch


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Re: Melted Yamaha Ignition Key Slot [Re: T Bird] #13828159 01/01/21 08:38 PM
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TBird,
A friend looked at it & thought the same. I just don't know what that liquid / chemical was. I use Bass Boat Saver on the fiberglass, but it's supposed to be OK on most anything. Any ideas?


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Re: Melted Yamaha Ignition Key Slot [Re: Tgatortexas] #13828770 01/02/21 03:58 AM
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I did recently have vinegar out to clean water spots off the lower part of the engine. Maybe I spilled a little while mixing with water. I bet that's what happened. blush


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Re: Melted Yamaha Ignition Key Slot [Re: Tgatortexas] #13828936 01/02/21 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Tgatortexas
I did recently have vinegar out to clean water spots off the lower part of the engine. Maybe I spilled a little while mixing with water. I bet that's what happened. blush


Sounds like a good possibility.


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