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    08 X dss post??

    pull the key out and the engine stays on, cut it off with the stop switch and the gauge stays on, i disconnected the negative terminal and let it sit overnight to prevent a draw and not piss the marina ppl off cuz it wont stop the intermittent beep-beep so im assuming the dss post is bad, anybody have any input on this install or what else it could be??


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    Yeh, the reed switches in your DESS post are sticking in the on position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monaroman76 View Post
    Yeh, the reed switches in your DESS post are sticking in the on position.
    pretty easy fix too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monaroman76 View Post
    Yeh, the reed switches in your DESS post are sticking in the on position.
    +(that is most certainly the problem)

    what's up with these %^&%^&&^%&^ seadoo reed switches anyway..never seen so many reed switch failures..and I've worked with plenty of em. It it wasn't such a hack, I'd put one of those other stle kill switches in. I ended up buying some weatherpack connector tools as soldering and heat shrinking was getting boring.

    The posts ain't cheap either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laxcrazy23 View Post
    pretty easy fix too.
    are you saying replace the post?? or is there a way i can doctor the post/switch/ reed that is there now? i would love to know how to fix the exisiting post to save 100$ on a new post THANKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    +(that is most certainly the problem)

    what's up with these %^&%^&&^%&^ seadoo reed switches anyway..never seen so many reed switch failures..and I've worked with plenty of em. It it wasn't such a hack, I'd put one of those other stle kill switches in. I ended up buying some weatherpack connector tools as soldering and heat shrinking was getting boring.

    The posts ain't cheap either.
    We build an aftermarket one for $69.95 (Jerry sell's these also...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONSTERMATT View Post
    are you saying replace the post?? or is there a way i can doctor the post/switch/ reed that is there now? i would love to know how to fix the exisiting post to save 100$ on a new post THANKS
    You can't repair them, they are filled with epoxy to waterproof them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanDooPro - Dennis View Post
    We build an aftermarket one for $69.95 (Jerry sell's these also...)
    me too...but shipping will kill you with those customs fees and all...

    (it ain't new and it's certainly NOT Mexico).

    I'd still like to know how a switch that is generally rated for 100k cycles craps out so often, but due to encapsulation..we'll never ever know now will we?

    You can put a kill switch from a yamaha jetboat on and wire it to the magnetic switch contacts..but it costs the same as a post. I have a boat in shop now where the kill switch failed and cost the guy $60 in towing back to the dock and then more for me to get it out of the water and into the shop to see what his engines wouldn't run.

    As an old Italian buddy of mine would say:

    "That's the cost of doing business on the water, petey"

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    Definitely a bad dess post.

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    Now i'm confused. Worked on my neighbors 07 gtx last week . Ran fine, started up and shut off with no problems. Except the fuel pump relay stayed on all the time, causing the fuel pump to cycle on and off.
    Found a bad dess post. Wireing diagram showed black into dess and black purp out to relay.
    This side of the dess the reed switch was not releasing
    The other two wires went to the ECM. It appears there is no reed on this side. When the dess key is inserted the ECM reads the chip in the dess key.
    Is this the principal of the dess post. Are there reed switches on both sides of the dess post?

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