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Bow Running lights flicker on then go off

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Hi all,

  I’m a new chaparral boat owner and new to the forums. I’m hoping someone might know what’s happening with my bow running light. 

When I hit the switch the bow light flickers on then goes off immediately. It does this every time. 

Any ideas how to fix this one? I’m stumped  

 

thanks, jim

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Have you cleaned the lamp contacts and checked the connections to the bow light. Your not saying is there LEDs or not, but if they are LEDs, there are no lamp contacts. 

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I had the same issue, it was loose on the back of the switch. I had access behind the dash and just crimped the connector.

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If ONLY the bow light Check for  2   loose wire connections at bow socket & switch.  If that does not work ?  CAREFULLY make a paper clip into a     U   shaped jumper. ..........TURN OFF the big battery switch in the engine area !!!!!!  That will prevent a accidental short of the following test.

Should only be 2 wires on the dash bow switch.   Remove both wires.  SLIDE the   U   shaped paperclip into the wire ends.

Turn on dash switch. Then the big battery switch. If light stays on ?   Should be a defective dash switch. 

What year is the boat ?

There are other connections that can cause the flicker..............Is the wiring behind the dash a pulled apart  sight ?

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