07 Sundancer 260 helm switch question

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  1. BellevueDA

    BellevueDA Member

    38
    Sep 28, 2019
    Bellevue, WA
    2007 Sundancer 260 w/ Arch
    350 MAG MPI w/Bravo III
    5KW KOHLER Gen.
    All my switches ( cockpit light, bilge pump, etc...) have a definite On / Off position and if On, light on the switch comes on.

    Except the Engine Latch switch which is somewhere sitting in the middle of On/Off and light on the switch does not come on even during latch operation.. ( Latch works fine)

    Is this normal is a new switch in order..?

    Thanks
     
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Do you mean the toggle to control the engine HATCH? Those are a "momentary" toggle - meaning you have to hold it in position for it to work. Safety feature.
     
  3. BellevueDA

    BellevueDA Member

    38
    Sep 28, 2019
    Bellevue, WA
    2007 Sundancer 260 w/ Arch
    350 MAG MPI w/Bravo III
    5KW KOHLER Gen.
    Yes. Does the light on the tip of the toggle have to come on during operation or does it stay off. Thanks
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    I don't think I've ever looked that closely! But... does it "need" to? No. Is it supposed to? Not sure. As long as the hatch is opening/closing, I wouldn't worry about.
     
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  5. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    If I remember correctly, the tip of those toggle switches are very small LED lights that come on with the helm lights. I do not remember them coming on when powering the switches.

    Bennett
     
  6. BellevueDA

    BellevueDA Member

    38
    Sep 28, 2019
    Bellevue, WA
    2007 Sundancer 260 w/ Arch
    350 MAG MPI w/Bravo III
    5KW KOHLER Gen.
    Yes, and they all come on.. little blue leds. Except the hatch lift .
     
  7. boatmailster

    boatmailster Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2007
    NY
    none to share
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    On/off switches has light on them to remind you that they are in ON positio , so momentarily switch shouldn't light up. Depends on switch and boat wiring, there may be additional light on switch which is activated when navigation lights are turned on.
     
  8. BellevueDA

    BellevueDA Member

    38
    Sep 28, 2019
    Bellevue, WA
    2007 Sundancer 260 w/ Arch
    350 MAG MPI w/Bravo III
    5KW KOHLER Gen.
    Makes total sense. Thanks
     

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