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Help with electrical and Trolling Motor #13839779 01/10/21 12:21 AM
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Looking for someone to check out my boat and determine the electrical. I am not getting my trolling motor to run with 24 volts.

I am clueless about electrical and need some help with identifying all the cables on a 1999 Ranger. Know someone in the DFW area , prefer the Ellis County area.

Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: Eric S] #13839885 01/10/21 01:42 AM
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First of all do you have a jumper on batteries from the negative post on one to positive on the other?


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Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: Eric S] #13840103 01/10/21 04:38 AM
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Looks like their is?? Can't tell honestly, looks like there was some other trolling motor cables back there, Its a mess.

Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: Eric S] #13840206 01/10/21 11:44 AM
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Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: Eric S] #13840280 01/10/21 01:41 PM
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My 96 Ranger had the wiring schematic on the under side of the lid for the battery compartment. If I remember right Ranger wired some of their boat with both wiring set ups for 24 or 36 volt trolling motors, or mine was anyway.

Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: Costa Plente] #13841007 01/10/21 10:43 PM
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You are talking with a man that failed 8th grade algebra. LOL I will let an expert or semi-expert do it.

Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: Eric S] #13842026 01/11/21 06:46 PM
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I had same problem (with both algebra and boat wiring) and Stumpjumper's recommendation fixed my problem. I switched out batteries and neglected to connect the two via -/+.

Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: Eric S] #13842825 01/12/21 03:42 AM
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Let's start simple, then we can progress from there.

How many batteries do you have?

Can you identify the battery used to crank the big engine?

Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: Eric S] #13844631 01/13/21 03:01 PM
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Bring the boat to Quitman. S2 Marine.
i can fix it.


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Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: Eric S] #13845106 01/13/21 09:10 PM
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Thanks guys, fixed it, was a bad battery after all. Replaced the battery now my fish finder at front is no power. LOL I give up.

Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: Eric S] #13845873 01/14/21 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric S
Thanks guys, fixed it, was a bad battery after all. Replaced the battery now my fish finder at front is no power. LOL I give up.


fish finder is easy to fix. run new power wires all the way to the battery. bypass/remove all the splice in connectors,etc. they should be going to a buss bar or
straight to the battery anyway.


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Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: steve@S2Marine] #13857492 01/23/21 05:43 AM
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Do they have inline fuses somewhere?

Re: Help with electrical and Trolling Motor [Re: Eric S] #13857735 01/23/21 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric S
Do they have inline fuses somewhere?

Power wires come with one. ? is did the person that installed the wiring use the fuse.


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