I have a 1986 2.4 Mercury Bridgeport outboard. It has a 7-pin cannon-type harness on the engine. I purchased a 7-pin wiring harness to run to the front of the boat....but it has no ignition switch. Can someone tell me or e-mail me at (email@example.com) how to connect an ignition switch to this harness? Can I use a universal marine ignition switch or, will only a Mercury switch work? Does anyone have the wiring diagram for connecting the switch to my 7 pin harness? Any help would be greatly appreciated...Thanks.....15 Mustang
Yes, A universal push to choke switch will work and it comes with instructions on where to put what wire. All you need to know is what wire does what and i`m gonna tell you that.
Purple-12V pos with switch on
Tan/Blue-water temp sendor
Dark Brown/White-trim guage sendor
If i may make a suggestion, Use heatshrink and eyelets without protective insulation and solder the wire to the eyelet after you cremp it. Then slide the heatshrink over the eyelet and shrink it. This makes for a perfect connection and won`t give you trouble down the road.