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parkerfan

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I'm the new owner of a pristine 1997 1800 center console power by Yamaha 115hp 2stroke with a Yamaha 4hp kicker. Boat was just serviced and look and runs great. Have a simple question regarding the choke. Two push/pull buttons are located on the console. The upper one appears to be the choke for the main motor. I can't for the life of me figure out the lower one. Probably also related to the choke but don't know how. Any takers?
 

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Wow, never heard of that arrangement. Yam chokes switches (if not key switch activated) are usually "momentary" activated switches, not standard "push-pull" types. You can usually test this simply by removing the engine cowling and with the motor OFF (but keyswitch put to ON) - hit the suspected choke switch, as most primer solenoids will CLICK loudly when activated.

Are you sure those aren't running/nav light switches you may not be able to see during the day?
 

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Running lights. I bet that's what it is. I'll have to check. Thanks for your help. I have to say I just love the boat. I use it mostly in the northern chesapeake, flats area. Perfect for the shallows. It's been a great catch and release season.
 

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