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  1. My electric motor (Wireless Motorguide 12V) runs the battery down in about 10 minutes. I have an onboard charger which seems to charge the battery, but I still can't use the motor for very long. I'm stumped! There are alot of wires connected to the battery which I am not sure to what they are attached, including a couple going to the engine (Volvo). The wiring diagrams included in the owners manual don't really show any battery connections. I'm replacing the battery with a larger one and would like to get the wiring figured out!!!
  2. I have an issue and can't find the source. When I use my trim either up or down, my dash lights will dim when I have my nav lights on at night. When I trim the unit and the battery is switched off, the gas gauge needle will jump. Not sure where too start looking. Also the trim gauge just broke, pinning the needle all the way to the top. Any ideas would be appreciated
  3. Alright, have a question that is a little tricky to word...I have a Sunesta 284 with the Wet Sounds Rev 8 Tower speakers and HTC-6 Amp. It didn't seem like it was tuned very well from the dealership or factory which isn't totally unexpected. I have spent the day trying to tweak it to sound better and here is my dilemma. The Sub and cockpit speakers share the same output from the head unit and plug in to channels 1&2 and the tower speakers are on a separate output and are plugged in to channels 3&4. I wanted to turn the tower speakers gain up which i was able to achieve by increasing the gain on channels 3&4 and running them on full pass and they sound great. I also wanted to turn the gain up to the sub and of course run it on low pass, while running the cockpit speakers on high pass. It appears that the output to the sub is from channels 5&6 on the amp. I haven't tried yet but am I correct in my understanding that i can achieve what I want to achieve by adjusting channels 5&6 to more gain and low pass for the sub, and adjusting channels 1&2 to high pass for the cockpit speakers? I know that was a word salad and probably hard to follow, but any help would be appreciated.
  4. Hello, We have just acquired this boat and need a wiring diagram. Does anone out there have such a beast? Or for that matter any manuals at all, as Chaparral do not have any available for a boat of this age. We have numerous issues; a faulty fuel gauge, Trim/Tilt for outdrive not operating on the UPWARD move and it would help to have a diagram / schematic so at least we can check out what is standard and what has been added or changed over the years. I do have the Owner's manual but this only deals with the basics. My phone number is 253 970 2152, Thanks so much, Heather
  5. While attempting to repair another switch contact I have apparently pulled a connector loose from the engine hatch switch on the dash. I have a 2005 256ssi. There is not enough wire to allow me to pull the dash panel forward enough to get my hand to the back of the switches let alone the ability to pull it out far enough to inspect. Is all of that nest of wiring connected to a harness somewhere under there that would allow me to disconnect it and pull the dash panel completely out? Suggestions?
  6. I have a 235 SSI that I put captains call on. Does anybody know where the wiring is for the exhaust switch or do I need to run a new wire from the switch?? Looks like the switch is already wired from the factory. I found a red wire in the back of the boat that was zipped tied up but no power to it inless I need to hook something else up. Please help and thanks in advance
  7. I have just fitted a bespoke 380 bhp V8 and she now gets out of the water a dream. Still running in but expect 40 mph perhaps. As motor differs from the original Mercruiser there are some wiring differences and my electrician is struggling with the some of the connections to gauges, (tilt, oil), alarms etc.. He has asked for the wiring schematic for the boat but these earlier models don't seem to include it in their owners manuals. Can anybody help with a link to such a schematic?
  8. My new pickup as a 3 prong male plugs and one female receptor. Problem is my trailer (2005) plug has a 4 prong male plugs with the one female end. The pickup does have the circular 7 way receptor too. How can I hook up the trailer to use the brakes and lights? Thanks for your help!
  9. Not sure what this is? Is this a device that allows both batteries to be charged despite the switch position?
  10. I just added a Bluetooth adaptor to my Sunesta 243 this past weekend using the RCA inputs on my JBL MR4.2. I forgot that this will need a power source as well. What suggestions does anyone have regarding a power source? I really don't want to splice into any wires presently going into the radio leaving them exposed to the elements. I had thought of running wires up under the inner gunwall back to the battery box and directly connecting them to the battery using a rotary switch to turn it off when stored. I know it would be easier to pull power off the radio somehow, but I'm hesitant. I'm good at remembering to dis-connect the power when docked, but I'm not much of an electrician!
  11. I just added a Bluetooth adaptor to my Sunesta 243 this past weekend using the RCA inputs on my JBL MR4.2. I forgot that this will need a power source as well. What suggestions does anyone have regarding a power source? I really don't want to splice into any wires presently going into the radio leaving them exposed to the elements. I had thought of running wires up under the inner gunwall back to the battery box and directly connecting them to the battery using a rotary switch to turn it off when stored. I know it would be easier to pull power off the radio somehow, but I'm hesitant. I'm good at remembering to dis-connect the power when docked, but I'm not much of an electrician!
  12. I'm just about done with my rescue project of a 2002 Sunesta 233 and ran into a problem with the wiring behind the panel that holds the ignition switch, 12 volt power supply, blower switch, and 3 fuse breakers. I'm getting a negative voltage reading on the red w/purple stripe wire that connects to the "B" terminal of the ignition switch. I'm getting a 12 volt reading from the battery to the circuitry in the engine compartment and also to the bus bar terminal at the cockpit but I'm getting no positive power at the ignition switch or the dash cluster. I have some wires connected wrong somewhere but I can't get my hands on any kind of wiring diagram for this year and model. If anyone can send me a few pictures of a similar model of what they have behind that particular panel that would be extremely helpful. I should also mention that all wiring has remained intact except for the wiring behind the panel that houses the ignition switch.
  13. Hey all. I'm a first time boat owner so bare with me. Just got a 2014 H2O 19 Sport a few weeks ago. I've been following the break in maticulously. Currently have 10.8 hours on it. One thing the dealer told me was that my oil level may drop as the motor gets oil into the rings and such during break in. I was told to monitor the oil level each outing and keep an eye on my check engine light, as it may come on indicating low oil level. My problem is this. I just installed my Lowrance GPS unit and when I looked under the drivers helm, I noticed several wires that were loose / disconnected. I'm assuming these are for accessories and such. What alarms me is that two wires coming directly from my engine light are not connected to anything. Where do these connect and should I be raising #$^% with my local dealer?
  14. I understand that Chap doesn't provide wiring diagrams but has anyone made one that they can share? I have a 2002 200 SSE. I just rebuilt the carb. When I was installing it, I noticed that there are some wires in the engine compartment that aren't connected to anything. The boat appears to run fine but some of the other systems are offline. Like the nav lights, the interior lights, etc. I am not the first owner and a previous owner may have done some tinkering. It would help greatly if I had some idea of where these wires go. Thanks, Jay Green 2002 Chaparral 200 SSE, 5.0L
  15. I have a 1995 Sunesta 220 and I am trying to put in a new radio. I was wondering if anyone knew or had a wiring schematic? It looks like the speaker ground are run to the 2 back speakers and then serial run to the front from there. New radio has 8 wires for speakers and there are only 6 in the boats now. Any help would be great. Old radio shot craps and was terrible anyway, want to install something newer. Thanks, Mike
  16. I see the yellow terminal block for 12v + connections. I'm assuming I can pull power for my AutoGlide controller off that bus as long as I protect it with a properly sized inline fuse. Am I correct? Does the plastic cover just pop off the screws at each end? The Chap wiring diagram in the owners manual shows a ground bus near the engine compartment - Is there a similar ground bus or common ground at the helm as well? Thanks in advance. Also, any tips for how to re-wrap that rats nest of wiring and harnesses under the helm greatly appreciated....of course I'm expecting it to just be brute force.
  17. I see the yellow terminal block for 12v + connections. I'm assuming I can pull power for my AutoGlide controller off that bus as long as I protect it with a properly sized inline fuse. Am I correct? Does the plastic cover just pop off the screws at each end? The Chap wiring diagram in the owners manual shows a ground bus near the engine compartment - Is there a similar ground bus or common ground at the helm as well? Thanks in advance. Also, any tips for how to re-wrap that rats nest of wiring and harnesses under the helm greatly appreciated....of course I'm expecting it to just be brute force.
  18. Hey all, just bought our Chap a few weeks ago - did a lot of research and spent a lot of time "shopping" but finally found the one! I've already used this forum to gain a lot of knowledge - I was able to fix a speedometer issue thanks to the forums. But I can't find any relevant forum on this topic. I understand that the "knob" on my dash is the dimmer switch for the gauge lights, but I have been unable to get the gauges to light up. I've turned on the Nav lights, court lights, etc... and turned the dimmer switch every which way and can't seem to get these lights on. Any thoughts on where I should look first for the problem? Fuse, wiring, etc... I'm not sure where to start on this one. Outside of this and one of the clarion remotes not working (the one on the dash) the boat is like new. I'll get some pics posted soon. Thanks for any help! Jason
  19. Looking fr help...had to replace my ski arch on my 2011 Sunesta 264 last winter. New arch has multicolored LEDs, old arch had no lights. Had to purchase a !!! harness and switch thru Chaparral to connect to ACC switch wires on dash. Didn't work. Power to switch wires all intact. Local Chaparral dealer doesn't do electrical work, but sent replacement lights for the arch...still don't work when harness hooked up. Local marine electronics guy tried to troubleshoot, no success, needs wiring schematic/diagram for arch lights. Chaparral NOT helpful in troubleshooting or providing any schematic diagram. Anybody know where I can get a wiring schematic for the arch, or have any knowledge how to further troubleshoot/wire the lights? Thanks, Mike Hansen (Mhans)
  20. Looking fr help...had to replace my ski arch on my 2011 Sunesta 264 last winter. New arch has multicolored LEDs, old arch had no lights. Had to purchase a !!! harness and switch thru Chaparral to connect to ACC switch wires on dash. Didn't work. Power to switch wires all intact. Local Chaparral dealer doesn't do electrical work, but sent replacement lights for the arch...still don't work when harness hooked up. Local marine electronics guy tried to troubleshoot, no success, needs wiring schematic/diagram for arch lights. Chaparral NOT helpful in troubleshooting or providing any schematic diagram. Anybody know where I can get a wiring schematic for the arch, or have any knowledge how to further troubleshoot/wire the lights? Thanks, Mike Hansen (Mhans)
  21. I will be installing Lenco trim tabs on my 2007 256 ssi tomorrow. I have seen the other threads here and feel confident about the installation of the tabs. My question is about the wiring I will not be using the Lenco switch, I purchased two rocker switches and the trim tab covers and want to install them where the current accessory switches are. Has anyone done an install like this with Lenco trim tabs? I sure could use any advice. Thank you.
  22. Im looking to install tower speakers. Are there any suggestions to run the wire? I have a 216ssi. I would like to keep the wire hidden in the wakeboard tower tubing. My installer said that might not be possible. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  23. Hey again, Quick question. The speedometer on my boat would intermittently stop working(It lights up on the dash), but the needle doesn't move at all, but after a day or two on the water it would always fix itself and go back to normal and start working again. For the past few times out, it's been completely dead. Someone told me to clean something or other, but i have no idea where that is and if i can do it while still in the water. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks all!!! 2009 Signature 280 -Craig