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Is it possible to wire a kill switch to a push stop outboard

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Hi everyone

My outboard has a push button to kill the engine but it really doesnt work very well atall :/ I was thinking whether it was possible to wire up a proper kill switch which would cut the engine out with one flick ( rather than jamming a button with the thumb till it finaaaaaalllyyyy cuts the engine).

If anyones done this before It'd be great to hear how you did it. Thanks in advance :P

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As the switch kills the LT side of the coil then technically yes but you would still want to retain the kill cord aspect for safety, the button on yours should have a groove cut in it to take the clip of the kill cord so if you do have the misfortune to fall out the boat doesn't run off without you or worse circle and run you over.

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My small two stroke outboards don't have kill cords and lanyards like the larger engines.

I suspect Brandenjg's is the same, with a simple press to make push button that earths the points.

It sounds as though the contacts have corroded. I'd just replace the button with a new one. If you change it for a flick switch then you may forget to "unswitch" it back again, and wonder why it won't start next time !

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