Smartcraft Alarm...low voltage and steering malfunction

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Chris Benwell, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Chris Benwell

    Chris Benwell New Member

    3
    Dec 9, 2017
    Austin, TX
    2012 Sea Ray Sundancer 370
    twin Merc Cruiser 375
    I have a 2012 Sundancer 370 and encountered an odd event when I boarded this weekend. My routine, like many is to go down below and flip the 3 DC converter switches to power up the cabin lights etc...when I flipped the port switch, no lights came on but the port engine tried to start! My smartcraft showed 3 alarms, 1 for low voltage, and the other two were for steering malfunction. Why is the engine trying to start with keys in the off position?? What does the DC converter have to do with engine start????

    Has anyone experienced this? I'm on shore power but can't run my 12v things.
     
  2. Chris Benwell

    Chris Benwell New Member

    3
    Dec 9, 2017
    Austin, TX
    2012 Sea Ray Sundancer 370
    twin Merc Cruiser 375
    Closing the loop on this one...turns out that one of the hot wires was too close to the starter solenoid (?) on the engine and was arcing when I turned on the DC power, hence trying to start the motor. I'm thinking I might have bumped or bent the connection when I was cleaning the engine room. Easy fix but required a tech to figure it out.
     
  3. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    Glad you figured it out. Thanks for sharing so we can all learn.
     

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