Thread: Virage bilge pump issues
05-17-2007, 09:45 PM #1
Virage bilge pump issues
I noticed a while back that my bilge pump wasn't working, so I finally tore into it. The pump is locked up tight and the motor tests "open", so it's burnt out. As soon as I plugged a new one in, it started running. Traced the wiring and found out that the orange wire on the voltage regulator is always hot, when it should only be hot when the motor is running (I think). I don't doubt the regulator's toast and will need to be replaced. Anybody have a service manual for a Virage with the info for testing it? I see the regulator is specific to the Virage, as it only has one start/stop button. The 2000 part subs to the 01-03 part, so I'm sure it was updated. Thanks. $130 for that part, BTW!
05-17-2007, 09:53 PM #2
The voltage regulator is the one that brings the 12 volts to the bilge and it should only operate when the engine is running BUT I'd check the momentary bilge pump button and see if it's sticking or bad as it will by-pass the voltage regulator and run the bilge. The momentary switch picks up it's power source from the red/purple which is always live.
I guess I'm saying disconnect the momentary switch and see if the bilge shuts down. LOL
05-17-2007, 09:57 PM #3
Thanks for the info Al...I did already take the switch out of the loop...I was hoping that the switch was stuck on, LOL. When I disconnect the orange wire that goes from the regulator to the terminal board, its always hot at the regulator side. I'm guessing that since it controls the bilge pump, it should only be hot when the ski is running?
05-17-2007, 10:04 PM #4
You have it exactly right. One LR505 for the dumpster.
05-18-2007, 06:25 AM #5
Darn LR505 will get ya everytime. Got to run.... late for work, but this is what I found on the quick.
05-29-2007, 10:42 AM #6
Well, I tried to be a cheap skate and unhook the orange wire and only run the bilge pump manually...now the regulator completely crapped out and is running the system voltage at 15+ volts...LR 505 ordered for $130.
05-29-2007, 10:56 AM #7
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