Location of Windlass Selinoid on 2005 342

Does anyone know how to get to the Selinoid on the RInker 342?  I have the infamous clicking sound but no action from the motor.  I read other threads and 9 of 10 times its the solenoid but I can't seem to find a thread on how to locate/remove for repair.  Thanks a Ton!


  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,372Member ✭✭✭✭
    I believe that it is behind the sub woofer at the helm. Sub is easy to remove. Others have commented here that it is back there somewhere.
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,396Member ✭✭✭
    Older 342s (like mine) had the Lewmar 600 windlass and no relay.  Instead of a relay they put a BIG toggle switch in the helm.  The wiring diagram for the 342 confirms that.  

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • DanD2DanD2 Posts: 584Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 6
    If you hit the windlass button up or down and hear some clicking in the dash on the right hand side, you've got a solenoid and it's located behind the subwoofer. I have a solenoid on my 2005
    2005 Rinker Fiesta Vee 342
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