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    Bilge pump in a 2007 175

    Hi,
    I'm new to power boat ownership - does there need to be water in the bilge for the pump to work? Mine doesnt turn on at the switch with a dry bilge. Yes i could fill the bilge with water and check, but my boat is 30 miles away at the moment.
    thanks

    #2
    No water is required for the pump to run as it is designed to run dry. Do you have a float switch as well? If so lift the float to see if it runs. Also check the fuse. After that it's time break out the volt meter and troubleshoot.
    1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

    Mike

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      #3
      Thanks for the quick reply Mike. I don't know if there's a float switch.
      Is the fuse an inline type somewhere, or is there a fuse box for the whole boat?
      cheers

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        #4
        +1 with Mike. Attaching your manual and pic of battery(s) with in line fuses - one yellow with red wire and one tan with brown wire. You should have something similar. Your manual suggests the Bilge pump is directly connected to battery power. Also a pic of Bilge pump and float switch (blue).
        Attached Files
        1998 BL Ciera 2655 Sunbridge LX (Special Edition)
        "Sea Flights"
        5.7L 2bbl w/Thunderbolt Ignition
        Alpha I Gen II Sterndrive with raw water cooling
        MFG Extra's - A/C, Fresh Water Engine Flush port, HWH and Windlass
        Docks @ Punta Gorda, Florida

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          #5
          The helm switch should have a fuse in the fuse panel under the helm. The float should have an in line fuse.
          1997 Maxum 2400 SCR 5.7LX Bravo II

          Mike

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            #6
            THANKS! You guys are great.

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