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Wiring color codes
« on: March 10, 2009, 04:51:13 PM »
I mean WTF does anybody really go by that chart ? i mean if you wire your own boat who cares what color the wires are as long as you know it....RIGHT ???
And i see no reason to make it easier on the next guy >:D

am i gonna break a forbidden law by not going by the color chart........ If so , just call me a cowboy baby :D

My color code bitches......

Oil = black

Water = Blue (temp)

Alt/gauge  = yellow for current ;D

Alt charge wire = red cause it fits with the other red wires on the thingy ma bob :sly:

Ign = green..... Green means go.......

Ballast = orange cause i have alot of it.....

Solenoid to starter.... I dunno , i have not picked that color yet....    Maybe orange , cause i have alot of it ;D


Tach = Grey  because i actually have the right color for it ;)

Battery cables 2 red and 1 BlACK.....Duh!!!!!

Get the picture

this is how  Savage racing wires shit......... easy and quick.......


Any questions O0
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 06:42:05 PM »
What about making it easy on anybody who helps you when your floating with no spark? Going universal is always a better idea.

you have done such an awesome job so far, not cutting corners and doing everything the "right" way! why stop now....wires cheap!

my .02
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 07:06:46 PM »
haha, on my hornet every wire is black :banghead: :banghead: and yes i did it that way, thats the only color i had :-\ :-[
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 07:11:28 PM »
What about making it easy on anybody who helps you when your floating with no spark? Going universal is always a better idea.

you have done such an awesome job so far, not cutting corners and doing everything the "right" way! why stop now....wires cheap!

my .02



 Yeah sounds good.....

So when you wire your boat , you can do it politically correct ;)  Checking for spark.   Thats funny.... :D

I dont think  that im "cutting corners" i am just using what i have on hand..( left over from the Bahner :'( ) and since im doing ALL the work myself and if i have a problem and a imaginery friend shows up to help....

i think i can explain what is what in about 45 seconds ;)
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 07:14:48 PM »
haha, on my hornet every wire is black :banghead: :banghead: and yes i did it that way, thats the only color i had :-\ :-[

Ive got more Orange than any other color, i thought about it but its almost flourescent orange and would look as if it just exploded from the 80's :D
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 07:18:23 PM »
Ive got more Orange than any other color, i thought about it but its almost flourescent orange and would look as if it just exploded from the 80's :D
they make that plastic shit that goes over the wire, or, black tape. lmfao
thanx for the laugh steve
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 07:44:20 PM »
Checking for spark.   Thats funny.... :D

as much as I love the 454's...no motor or boat for that matter is imune from breaking down at some point in its life!
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 07:53:58 PM »
as much as I love the 454's...no motor or boat for that matter is imune from breaking down at some point in its life!

Agreed , but since i am doing everything i think i will know what wire is what
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009, 07:55:32 PM »
I don't know you personally Steve and with all due respect, but you have done everything else perfect, why not the wiring too?

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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2009, 07:56:41 PM »
I don't know you personally Steve and with all due respect, but you have done everything else perfect, why not the wiring too?



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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009, 08:02:35 PM »
Std tradional colors as follows : Purple ,all ig functions , grey tach , blue  oil , brown water, yellow or yellow stripe white solenoid , large  red and orange Volt/amp in and out ,large black ground heres a "simple diagram" I have a dozen more (different variations) Tom
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2009, 08:04:36 PM »
Agreed , but since i am doing everything i think i will know what wire is what
oh no you wont ??? i have to use an ohm meter to find the rite wire, its a pain in the ass :banghead: :mad:
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2009, 08:08:33 PM »
Ralph's and I have obviously had similar experiences...you'll regret it.
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2009, 08:08:45 PM »
oh no you wont ??? i have to use an ohm meter to find the rite wire, its a pain in the ass :banghead: :mad:

thats because you went all gothic and shit ;D
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2009, 08:13:52 PM »
Ralph's and I have obviously had similar experiences...you'll regret it.

Everybody ends up chasin wires at one point. its all part of owning a toy ;D

Gee, buy more wire................ or use what i have........ ;D

I can see if i bought this boat on the street and know nothing about it... but i am doing the work and even though i wont forget i will write down all the color codes for the boat for future reference..

One more thing to remember , im in bullhead not the best place to find brown or purple wire ;D
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2009, 08:18:11 PM »
One more thing to remember , im in bullhead not the best place to find brown or purple wire ;D

I think you will be surprised what walmart and kmart carry in the automotive section....and I know you have those!
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2009, 08:20:36 PM »
I think you will be surprised what walmart and kmart carry in the automotive section....and I know you have those!

Been to Kmart, Checkers, Autozone, and Wally world.


No im not surprised
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2009, 08:35:50 PM »
Steve there is a Napa store in Bullhead...
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2009, 08:38:48 PM »
Steve there is a Napa store in Bullhead...

 Ok  Ok......

Tomorrow I will go check out the rest of the parts house and see what that brings me ;D
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2009, 09:30:14 PM »
Having a history in automotive and heavy trucks didn't prepare me for seeing a bundle of about 40 wires in a motorhome harness that were all yellow
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2009, 09:31:45 PM »
Talk about chasing down a wire!
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2009, 11:10:19 PM »
The other option is use all black wire and put a ring of the correct color electrical tape at the termination point.

The tape is cheaper than 5 spools of wire.
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2009, 11:26:09 PM »
Ummmm, (Hand Raised), I have a question........If you'uns don't mind.

Why does MY boat's factory harness not match the color code either?

Twas why I researched every friggin wire in the thing with a DMM and was puzzled why the Oil Pressure guage went nuts.

I'm with 2Sav, make all the wires the same color and make the next Baztard figure'em out! >:D

Ray
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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2009, 12:06:24 AM »

I'm with 2Sav, make all the wires the same color and make the next Baztard figure'em out! >:D

Ray

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Re: Wiring color codes
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2009, 11:35:53 AM »


Ok now im getting cables made for this set up on monday and just want to double check.. i dont want cables made and they end up being to short/long :sly:


So on this diagrahm it shows the wire to power the boat,alt, Batt cable, and starter cable all on one terminal.... Is this correct ?

I had an old tbird and the battery cable and starter cables were one on each side of the soleniod , maybe im over thinking this again..


Boat is completely wired except for battery and starter cables ;D

And no , you wont find no purple wire on my boat ;)
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