2005 Yamaha 50 Neutral Safety Switch

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by ugaflats, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. ugaflats

    ugaflats Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased a 2005 Yamaha 50 and had it converted to a tiller. Sometimes when the motor is hot, it never does it when it's cold, I turn the key and nothing happens. If I hold the key to start and slowly move the shifter from drive back into neutral it will start. I believe it is the neutral safety switch. Is there any way to test if this is the problem? Also is there any way to bypass the switch?
     
  2. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Mine does the same thing from time to time. It's the neutral safety switch.
     

  3. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    You do not want to bypass the switch - that is a disaster waiting to happen.

    It just needs adjusting. Find it and figure out how to adjust.
     
  4. ugaflats

    ugaflats Well-Known Member

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    Any tips on locating and adjusting? I cannot find it on a schematic.
     
  5. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Have your buddy move the lever as you look for the part that moves.

    On mine the link has a turnbuclkle type thing that can be adjusted.
     
  6. Creek Runner

    Creek Runner Well-Known Member

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    It's mounted on a bracket that is attached to the shift rod, below the carb Starboard side.

    Just an FYI if it truly only happens when it's hot it's not because its out of adjustment.

    Cold motor or hot motor the adjustment doesn't change. Yes you can bypass the switch but its not recommended.