I’m trying to figure out how to install the new engine switches I’d purchased for $76 from Torresen Marine back in July 2012. I still need to replace the existing deteriorating ones.

The original panel is long gone. The boatyard shop I’d relied on for advice back in 2001 had, over time, taken the panel out, moved the running light controls to the new interior DC panel, and the gauges to the forward cockpit well wall. The switches were attached directly through the starboard cockpit well wall next to the helm. It was way before I understood the function and value of the original panel.

the original engine panel was located in the starboard cockpit locker

the original engine panel was located in the starboard cockpit locker

These are the switches in their current location in the starboard aft well wall, with the holes for the original gauges filled in.

the switches on the starboard well wall

the switches on the starboard well wall

The switch wiring currently looks like this.

the confusion of wiring wiring behind the cover

This is the set of notes the shop created when they changed the electrical configuration for the wiring harness to make all these changes.

the wiring notes from the shop

the wiring notes from the shop

This is the new key switch I bought.

the package description for the key switch the key switch front

Three connections on the new, but only two on the old. On the existing one, the red wire to the left goes to the battery, and the other red wire goes to the glow plug.

two connections on the existing key switch three back connections on the new key switch

In this diagram, I am understanding that the “S” post connector may go to the glow plug switch.

glow plug wiring diagram

I have two new push switches, one for glow plug and one for starter.

the box description for the push-button switch the push-button switch

And the current wiring for the glow plug and starter button

the existing glow plug wiring the existing starter button wiring

I should be able to wire in the glow plug and starter switches at the very least, with this information.