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johndoe30o 04-07-2010 5:24 PM

possible alternator problem in 06 outback V.
So i dewinterized the boat yesterday and ofcourse there were problems. the main problem is that when I flip the switches for the blower, stereo, etc they dont work but the gas gauge and the wake plate gauge both drop. I dont know much but my guess is that this is being caused by a problem with the alternator, however I did not have a meter around to test it with. Does this sound like the problem? Any suggestions? Thanks.

jay_g 04-07-2010 6:16 PM

In your battery compartment in front of the battery is a circuit breaker. Check to see if it tripped. Reset it and try again

stang_killa_ss 04-07-2010 8:05 PM

im confused.. was the engine running? cause the alternator simply charges your battery....
blown fuses? corroded battery terminal? bad battery?

bawshogg 04-07-2010 10:06 PM

My guess would be a discharged battery. Did the boat start and run? Or are you just sitting in it on the trailer?

johndoe30o 04-08-2010 8:13 PM

the boat starts and runs fine. I ran it for awhille thinking it would fix the problem, but had no luck. I reset the circuit breaker, and once again no luck. Thanks for the help.

jtnz 04-08-2010 9:44 PM

Could be corroded switches, I've got a bilge pump switch panel in my boat that looks fine on the front but take it off and the back is solid rust. The pumps don't work and I don't expect that switch will ever work again.

jay_g 04-09-2010 11:57 AM

check for corrosion on the small positive and negative cables

johndoe30o 04-18-2010 6:31 PM

thanks for the help everyone after checking tons of connections I realized that I left one of the stereo grounds undone from the battery problem solved. then I was wondering why the ballast wasn't filling up, that was because the main valve was closed. hopefully I will learn to pay more attention to detail. once again thanks for the help.

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