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Lost all electical power to the dash

putting in my rear running light yesterday in the holder and while trying to get it on something shorted out all my electrical power to all light, sound system, every switch and horn on the dash. The gauges all work and the lights on the gauges but nothing else. Where do I start looking??? help..

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  • fanellikefferfanellikeffer Posts: 11Member
    Oh sorry.. its a 2004 Rinker 232 Captiva 

  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 6,835Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a breaker by the battery switches for the helm. Not sure if you have that
  • fanellikefferfanellikeffer Posts: 11Member
    Thanks, I didn't think of looking there
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,556Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Check the molex connection in the engine compartment. It supplies all the power to the dash. The red wire may have gotten loose. It happened to me a few times with my 232cc.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • fanellikefferfanellikeffer Posts: 11Member
    Ok, where would I look for that? 
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,556Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    It should be by the engine towards the back of the boat. It connects the wiring harness together.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,084Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Guages run off the engine battery through the ignitian I believe.  The house circuit runs all the lights. You probably either blew a fuse or popped a breaker. On my 260, there's breakers by the batter switch and small push in breakers right under the steering wheel on the helm.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • fanellikefferfanellikeffer Posts: 11Member
    Thanks everyone, found it and fixed it

  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,556Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    What was it???
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • fanellikefferfanellikeffer Posts: 11Member
    The fuse by the battery's 
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