Genny Remote switch won't work.

Discussion in 'Electrical Stuff' started by Boatin Bill, May 8, 2012.

  1. Boatin Bill

    Boatin Bill New Member

    7
    Feb 4, 2011
    Chesapeak
    Rinker 342
    Mercury 5.7 Horizon MPI
    My generator works fine when I manually switch it to on. But when I set it to auto and press the remote button in the galley, the red light comes on but the generator does nothing and I get a code that states "C1". I see nothing about that code in my manual. Anyone have any idea's?
     
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    What is the make and model of the generator?
     
  3. Boatin Bill

    Boatin Bill New Member

    7
    Feb 4, 2011
    Chesapeak
    Rinker 342
    Mercury 5.7 Horizon MPI
    guess i should have included that! It would be the kohler 5ecd with the advanced digital control.
     
  4. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    I have the same generator without the remote gauge... I don't see a "C1" in any of the manuals I have either. There is a "CO-1" for carbon monoxide shutdown, and a "1" for high battery voltage.
     
  5. Aquarius

    Aquarius New Member

    166
    Oct 11, 2007
    South by South
    310 Sundancer 2007
    350 Mags V Drives
    i have generator and same problem...I can turn it off with remote switch, but not on.
     
  6. dpmulvey

    dpmulvey New Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Homeport: Charles City, VA
    1999/2007 330 Sundancer Hardtop.
    6.2 Merc Horixons
    1.5:1 Velvet Drives
    I don't know if there is a correlation to Westerbeke or not. I have to do "something" (it's in the manual and the manual is at home/boat) to the switches on the gennie to transfer full control to the panel in the cabin.
     
  7. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    What is your error code?

    We have the same boat, a few tricks I have learned:
    1) Take the back seat up and there is a port hole cap that when removed allows you to see the error code... don't have to raise the engine hatch
    2) The error code can be reset by turning the aft battery switch off and then back on, allowing remote start again... don't have to raise the engine hatch to reset
    3) Turn the main generator switch in the cabin off and wait 5 seconds before turning the generator off - this prevents the LOP code which prevents having to do 1) & 2) :grin:
     
  8. Aquarius

    Aquarius New Member

    166
    Oct 11, 2007
    South by South
    310 Sundancer 2007
    350 Mags V Drives
    thanks JimG...will try that out this weekend!
     

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