Bilge Blowers

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  1. chuck stuckey

    chuck stuckey New Member

    3
    Nov 11, 2014
    San Francisco
    380 Aft Cabin 2000
    454 Mercruisers Inboard
    We have a 2000 380 AC. The bilge blowers do not turn on. There is power at the breaker, but no power at the switches on either the main panel or the bridge. It may be that the problem is the blower control module, but I cannot locate it.
    Can anybody help me with its location on a 380 Aft Cabin?

    Marincpa
     
  2. Buzzman

    Buzzman New Member

    4
    May 5, 2019
    89 Sedan Bridge
    454 Mercruisers
    Chuck-
    I'm having the same problem- let me know if you found it and fixed it. . I will tell you that power comes directly to the blower module from the DC panel where the battery switches are. You may not read 12V DC at the control switch at the helm. The owners manual shows the module and where the power comes to. You should be able to check the circuit to the switch from there by using a meter to show continuity.
    By the way we recently bought a 380 AC and sold our Sedan Bridge. We love it and intend to stay on it most of the next summer.
    Buzz
     
  3. chuck stuckey

    chuck stuckey New Member

    3
    Nov 11, 2014
    San Francisco
    380 Aft Cabin 2000
    454 Mercruisers Inboard
    The blower module is negative based, not positive. A local mechanic, with experience on Sea Rays, was able to get it working again. He inserted a board between the wires leading to the module with screw connections. Then from the board to the module he inserted wires capped with solid plugs that fit into the module clips. Part of the problem was that the wires leading to the module were braided and tended to fall out of the module fittings.
     
  4. Buzzman

    Buzzman New Member

    4
    May 5, 2019
    89 Sedan Bridge
    454 Mercruisers
    Chuck- Thanks good to know. Is the module in the bilge?
     
  5. chuck stuckey

    chuck stuckey New Member

    3
    Nov 11, 2014
    San Francisco
    380 Aft Cabin 2000
    454 Mercruisers Inboard
    In our boat, which is a 2000 model, the module is located behind the removable panel in the storage locker next to the control panel, under the window.
     
  6. Buzzman

    Buzzman New Member

    4
    May 5, 2019
    89 Sedan Bridge
    454 Mercruisers
    Ah- Thanks. Probably would not have thought there. I have a 2000 model as well. By the way- the aft cabin air conditioning unit. The manual looks like it is under the AC and DC panels just to the right as you go down into the cabin. Is it there? I cannot figure out how to access it.
     

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