290 sundancer 1998 cabin switch question

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  1. Herrickjde

    Herrickjde Member

    32
    Jul 28, 2019
    Jacksonville, FL
    SeaRay 290 Sundancer 1998
    2 Mercruiser 4.2 LTR - 190 HP - Alpha 1 / Gen 2
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    as you enter the cabin on the left are 2 switches one turns on the step courtesy lights but I have no idea what the second one is suppose to do as every fixture is working. Any ideas?
    Thanks
     
  2. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    It controls the cockpit courtesy lights IF they’re switched on at the helm. I think the idea was to allow you to turn those lights on or off if you were going down into the cabin or coming up
     
  3. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    411
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    yes, it is like a 3 way house switch. it turns on and off the floor cockpit lights. just a fyi. if you turn on those lights at the helm and they do not come on. check that switch. if it is off the lights will not work. found that out the hard way. turned on the helm switch one night and nothing. spent a bit checking bulbs and then the admiral went down stairs and hit the switch. felt kinda dumb at that point when they came on
     
  4. Herrickjde

    Herrickjde Member

    32
    Jul 28, 2019
    Jacksonville, FL
    SeaRay 290 Sundancer 1998
    2 Mercruiser 4.2 LTR - 190 HP - Alpha 1 / Gen 2
    Thank you / good stuff
     
  5. Getaway

    Getaway Active Member

    922
    Oct 13, 2010
    Bay City, Michigan
    1998 290DA Sundancer
    Lowrance electronics, Fishhawk, Scotty Downriggers
    BoatWheels Tri-Axle Trailer
    Single big block 454 MPI Mercruiser engine and Bravo III outdrive.
    There are also 3 switches in the galley area too. One for Galley lights and one is the vent switch. What is the 3rd (middle one I think) for???

    Played with that one all year and still can't figure it out! Thanks in advance!
     
  6. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    The light over the galley is probably a dual voltage assembly ac & dc. Pull the fixture and see if it has two different sockets.
     
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  7. Getaway

    Getaway Active Member

    922
    Oct 13, 2010
    Bay City, Michigan
    1998 290DA Sundancer
    Lowrance electronics, Fishhawk, Scotty Downriggers
    BoatWheels Tri-Axle Trailer
    Single big block 454 MPI Mercruiser engine and Bravo III outdrive.
    Ahh, makes sense. Probably the 120V lights are just burned out....

    Thanks!
     
  8. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    411
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Yes. Had same issue figurine the switches out myself. 1 switch works if no shore power And then hook to shore power and all work.
     
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