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I have a 99 evinrude 150hp ficht model.... So quick break down. When you put the key to the on position the set of warning lights on the tach. Illuminate followed by a tone and the lights turn off one at a time..(sort of a self check as far as I understand)......
Off hand I think they are.. Hot ... No oil...low oil.... And one other. ......

As far as I know they usually oppearte as they should. I say that because I have had the low oil light and tone go off twice reminding me that I didn't refill my reserve tank......


So to get to the question.... When I was out last. Several times while under way at different speeds . I would hear the tone and the lights would turn on and then off one at a time....... It seemed to me that the tach. Was being signaled by the ignition to run the self check repeatedly...... Sometimes 5 or more times consecutively..... I was getting worried because I don't know why it was happening. And it has never happened before....... Any information would be greatly appreciated......... Thanks
 

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Sounds like you need to read the soft codes from the system. Hard codes will put your engine in limp mode. Have a friend hold the throttle position sensor wide open while turning the key to the on position (not cranking). You will see a series of blinking lights with a pause before another set flashes again. 1 flash - pause- 3 flashes would be code 13. Do a Google search for code Id's
 

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OK ... So like reading codes from the check engine light on pre 96 vehicles.... Thanks......
Question will all of the lights on the gauge flash as described. Or just a single light will flash x number of times
 

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Sounds like you need to read the soft codes from the system. Hard codes will put your engine in limp mode. Have a friend hold the throttle position sensor wide open while turning the key to the on position (not cranking). You will see a series of blinking lights with a pause before another set flashes again. 1 flash - pause- 3 flashes would be code 13. Do a Google search for code Id's
. Thank you please refer to reply above
 

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Single light
 

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To check the codes hold open the throttle position sensor
in the WOT position.
(I have used a rubber band if a friend isn't available)
Turn the key but don't turn over the motor, the warning beep will sound and then the dash light (engine code light) will begin to flash, count the flashes
or "groups" of flashes, kinda like morse code.

code 12- TPS malfunction
13- TPS below expected range
14 - TPS above expected range
15 - ROM failure
16 - Crankshaft Position Sensor out of adjustment or damage
17 - Alternator Voltage low
18 - Alternator Voltage high
23 - ECU Temp malfunction
24 - ECU Temp Low
25 - ECU Temp High
26 - Battery Voltage Low
27 - Battery Volyage High
28 - Shift Assist Circuit Malfunction

CODE 37*** - Water in Fuel Sensor Activation
41 - Water Temp Circuit malfunction
42 - Water Temp below expected range
44 - Barometric pressure Sensor circuit malfunction
45 - BP sensor below expected range
46 - BP sensor above range
47 - Air Temp Circuit malfunction
48- Air temp below expected range
49 - Air Temp above range

To manually clear the service codes and erase "soft codes".

While in diagnostic mode, return the throttle position sensor to its idle position, wait 5 seconds and the check engine light will come on.
Move the TPS to its WOT limit, check engine light will go out.
Then back to low end limit, light will come back on.
Make sure TPS travels to both limits, repeat the low to high steps for 5 cycles, after cycle 5 on the low end limit, the check light will stay on until the TPS is remounted. After remount, if there are no hard codes, the light will stay off.
Turn off the key off and all soft codes will be erased.
Probably not a bad idea to disconnect the motor from the negative battery terminal at this time, wait 10 minutes and reconnect.
Engine must be run to re-aquire any soft codes.

Code 37 is quite common
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fly liner

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My hero........ Hahaha

But in all seriousness thank you very much for the useful information. It is greatly appreciated.
 

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Forgive my ignorance...

To hold the tps at wot do I just pull the throttle arm to the open position . or do I have to open the tps some how... I ask this because that is what I tryed and got no results.... Thanks
 

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You need to move the TBS on the engine itself. Remove it from the top of the motor and move the lever to wot
 

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This is what the bottom of the TPS looks like more or less. Only a couple of screws hold it in place.
 

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So I got 12,14,16,22,26,37,43,47,48,49,52,54,81and82........ Ahhhhhhg
 

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For starters I would give a basic check of the battery/wiring/grounds and check for water in the filter. After that stuff looks good reset the codes then run it and see what codes show up.
 

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That's pretty much what I was thinking I did empty the fuel water separator its got a bit of rust on top so I emptyed and ordered new ones I do have 2 others iniline but honestly hadn't checked the one on the motor since I got it a few months ago ..battery is a optima that I bought when I bought the motor