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    I have a 1987 2850 Contessa and my cabin light work on the starboard side of the cabin but on the port side of the cabin and in the aft cabin the light will not come on. I checked the fuses and the connections that come off the top and the bottom of each fuse all of these were good. i also checked the bulbs all of these were also good. I think I'm missing something. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Ray

    #2
    Maybe the switch is bad. Does each side have seperate switches?
    Jim McNeely
    New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
    Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
    Brighton, Michigan USA
    MMSI # 367393410

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      #3
      When you checked the bulbs did you check the power at the bulb socket???? You need power to the socket and a good bulb on a 12v light..... let us know what you have...

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        #4
        Each Light has it's own switch. There is no power to each light at the socket.I'm thinking there is a ground off at the fuse box not sure.

        Thanks,

        Ray

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          #5
          measure from the hot wire (switched) to a known good ground even if it takes a very long cable. If you have voltage this way you know that the ground is toast.

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            #6
            I have tested and check every wire at the fuse box and every light fixture on the port side of the cabin. There is no power to the lights. I hooked 12 volts to every fixture and all the light came on. If any one has a wiring diagram for the cabin lights on a 2850 Contessa 1987 it would be greatly appreciated.


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              #7
              For sure Rick will have a diagram for that boat.

              Paging 2850Bounty

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                #8
                I know someone has a diagram!!!!! Help!!!!!!

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                  #9
                  onthelake wrote:
                  For sure Rick will have a diagram for that boat.

                  Paging 2850Bounty
                  I think the Contessa and Bounty are pretty different boats...

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                    #10
                    ishiboo wrote:
                    I think the Contessa and Bounty are pretty different boats...
                    Yes, but He'd probably have one. Thought I would bump it anyway in case other Contessa owners see it.

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                      #11
                      bump
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                        #12
                        Ok so I gave in and purchased some battery operated Sylvania LED lights to take up the slack until I get the regular ones working. They are pretty bright I was surprised. But I still want to fix the factory ones. I need a wiring diagram. Help!!!!!!

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                          #13
                          RCF50 wrote:
                          Ok so I gave in and purchased some battery operated Sylvania LED lights to take up the slack until I get the regular ones working. They are pretty bright I was surprised. But I still want to fix the factory ones. I need a wiring diagram. Help!!!!!!
                          The cabin light wiring is pretty basic, probably something you need to figure out on your own. Feel around in the monkey fur and see where the wires lead to.

                          The wiring may either lead separately to each side from the switch/fuse, or it may lead to the starboard lights first and then switch over... I don't remember how things were set up on the Contessa. Light interior positive is a blue wire. Check the power at the source of that wire and then where it connects into the first light, verify connections, etc.

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                            #14
                            Run a new 12 v positive wire to any pos wire in the light string. Fuse the new wire and it should power all the lights.

                            All the lights are out so the problem is before you get to any light so this should work.

                            You said you ran one to a light and it worked. If it is the neg., then run a new neg.

                            Doug
                            Started boating 1955
                            Number of boats owned 32
                            Bayliners
                            2655
                            2755
                            2850
                            3870 presently owned
                            Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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                              #15
                              ishiboo wrote:
                              I think the Contessa and Bounty are pretty different boats...
                              Yes, considerably different in size, wiring layout, etc.

                              NO.... I do not have a wiring schematic for the Contessa. If you were to find one, it will show the wiring in schematic form, not neccessarily where/how the circuits have been run.

                              RCF50 wrote:
                              I have tested and check every wire at the fuse box and every light fixture on the port side of the cabin. There is no power to the lights. I hooked 12 volts to every fixture and all the light came on. If any one has a wiring diagram for the cabin lights on a 2850 Contessa 1987 it would be greatly appreciated.
                              I was going to suggest bringing a temporary known-to-be-good Negative forward and testing between it and the light power.

                              Sounds like you've covered this already.

                              If so, that narrows it down to either the power lead or the switched side of the circuits.

                              .
                              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                              Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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