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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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1997 GTX dead after winter

Hello,
I have had this 1997 GTX for the past 4 years. Last year while riding at any given RPM it would just go dead. I could unplug the key "for lack of a better word" and it would start right back up and run fine. This only happened maybe 4 times all last summer.
But was probably the start to my issue.

Put the battery back in the boat and went to start it and I had nothing. No beep, nothing. Check voltage and I have 12.37 volts all the way to the little red wire out of the coil box "again, I do not know the correct name". I checked the fuse in the "coil box" and the two that are in with the computer. All three were good.

I am guessing it is a wire disconnect but the question is where to start to look and what systems can I check to eliminate possibilities. Looking at all the plugs and wire terminals and everything look great. No sign of corrosion. Not sure why it ran fine when I winterized it and now it is dead. Does anyone know how to check the key or socket that it goes on? I only have one key with this GTX. If I plug my XP key in will it at least peep?

Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

Bill
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 07:05 PM
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It could be the key or the post. It happens. You can get a new post from SBT I believe. I dont remember if it has to be programed into the mpem or not.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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I have friend with the same year GTX. I will take his post out and see if that fixes it. I hate to just start buying parts to throw at it. Do you know a way to test the post? OHM test maybe?
Thank you for the suggestion

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