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How to Change the Start Button on a Seadoo Ski

Unlike many all terrain vehicles and motorcycles which are started by key, the Sea-Doo personal water craft uses a start/stop button that is connected to the starter. The button, which is mounted on the left handlebar, sends a signal through the cable that runs to the Sea-Doo's starter. The electric starter button can wear out or short out over time. If it does, the Sea-Doo will not start. Replacing the start/stop button takes about an hour.

Step 1

Remove the Sea-Doo's battery negative battery cable using the socket set.

Step 2

Slide the left hand grip off the Sea-Doo handle bar.

Step 3

Slide the hard rubber starter cover off the handlebar.

Step 4

Unplug the old start button from the small plastic wiring harness and remove the single retaining screw using a screwdriver. Set the new starter button in place and insert the retaining screw and tighten it.

Step 5

Plug the new start button into the plastic wiring harness and then slide the start button cover back in place on the handle bar.

Step 6

Replace the Sea-Doo's rubber hand grip and the negative battery cable.

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About the Author

Andrea Walk began writing in 2001, authoring user guides for technical software. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Loyola University, where she was a member of the Dean's Grade Review Committee for English. Walk is a member of the Automotive X-Prize team Global-E.