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    Windlass toggle switch not consistently responding-gctid399857

    My Lewmar V700 windlass toggle switch located at the helm in my 2007 Bayliner Discovery 246 has started to become non responsive. Toggling down will restore the toggle up responsiveness. Does this mean the dash toggle switch is defective & needs replacement?

    Most Windlass' today use a solenoid controller unit for the actual heavy current switching.

    This means that the helm switch circuit is low current.

    If you move the helm switch and can hear the solenoid unit clicking, then your switch is likely OK, but the solenoid switching device is NOT.

    If you cannot hear the "clicking", then it's likely a bad helm switch.

    Your helm switch should be ambidextrous.

    Try reversing the Up-Down connections at the underside of the helm switch....., and see if the "quirk" now switches directions.

    If so, replace the helm switch.

    Rick E. (aka RicardoMarine) Gresham, Oregon
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    Please, no PMs. Ask your questions on forum.


      You can purchase a new crossover switch from Lewmar. I think they are around $40. They are usually very reliable.