Wiring Livewell Timer
I bought a "Big Foot" minute man 3, live well timer at BassPro shop about three weeks ago. It looked very simple to install as I have a toggle switch with an on/off installed and its working fine. I bought the Bigfoot as it has four settings so you don't have to run the live well continuously. The Bigfoot has three bayonet connections. They are: 12Volt input. Output and Negative Ground. I removed the existing toggle switch and disconnected the three wires on the toggle switch and plugged them into the Bigfoot, nothing happened, so I tried switching the wires around, after trying every possible combination I took the Bigfoot back to Basspro and swapped it out for another one. Yesterday I installed the new one and it still doesn't work. I reinstalled the toggle switch and it works fine. I don't know how to troubleshoot the Bigfoot or the installed boat wiring to figure this out. I don't know how to use an Ohm meter to figure out if this switch is bad or it just has to be wired differently. I looked at some reviews on the internet and several people had posted that it didn't work right out of the box. Seems unlikely that I would get two bad switches in a row. Can I use an Ohm meter to determine if the switch is working? I can borrow one from a neighbor, but he doesn't know how to use it either. I would appreciate any input/comments on this. I don't want to get a refund if its just a wiring problem, but $45 and two trips to Basspro shop (50 miles away) and a lot of effort are getting kind of frustrating.