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Old 05-16-2008, 08:40 PM
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Seem to have misplaced the ignition keys for the boat. Any quick/easy way to get a replacement other than calling a locksmith ...?
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:45 PM
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DUH....you have a Formula. Contact them with your HID number. They will have the info and send you another set.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by t500hps View Post
DUH....you have a Formula. Contact them with your HID number. They will have the info and send you another set.
Of course they will, but not in time to go boating this sunday ...
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:14 PM
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Go to a NAPA store or West Marine,spend $18 on a 3 wire switch,swap it out,takes 5 minutes. Or go to Radio Shack,buy 3 small alligator clips (roach clips ) a few inches of wire,and make a hot wire jumper,it's easy
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you'd be surprised how many of them have the same key. I had one of the batboats here and i lost the keys so i figured no biggie I'd just throw a new key switch in it that i got from West Marine. Well on this particular boat the back of the dash was not easy to get at so i struggled with it for an hour or so. Just for the hell of it i thought i would try the key from the new ign. in the old switch that i had out and in my hand. . . it frikn worked . . . . D'oh!
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Yeah but Dave your leaving the part out about the Bat Utility Belt you were wearing! Louie
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You will almost never find a match for a Formula switch,there are literally 100's of key #'s. Buy a new switch if you need to run this weekend.
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Originally Posted by louietherigger View Post
Yeah but Dave your leaving the part out about the Bat Utility Belt you were wearing! Louie

I was in my civilian clothes
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Its three wires. Buy a new switch, or replace with a on-off, and momentary on switch temporarily.

Boats are the easiest things in the world to hot wire.
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I would order the right key, and hot wire it for the weekend. Couldn't be easier. There is absolutely no ignition security, I don't even know why we bother with keys. They only stop the honest people.
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