heard about the engine harness upgrade for the engine control panel.
Do I need to install this? Where can I get it?
C34s built prior to the 1993 model year run the
charging wire from the alternator all the way to the control panel,
and then back to the battery, resulting in significant voltage loss.
In addition, the control panel wiring employed rubber plugs in the
harness, and these plugs are highly vulnerable to corrosion in the
marine environment. The upgrade kit, available from Seaward
Products, routes the charging cable from the alternator directly to
the battery, and substitutes marine-approved terminal strips in
place of the vulnerable rubber plugs. If you have a 1992 or earlier
C34, the upgrade is very strongly recommended.
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suggested modifications or upgrades. Please obtain assistance from a
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