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Cpt Quint posted 12-10-2002 11:00 AM ET (US)   Profile for Cpt Quint   Send Email to Cpt Quint  
50 rude with tilt button on the motor itself and a thumb trigger on the inside
of the throttle.
tilt up or down ok on the motor buttons. tilt up ok but down does not work on the thumb trigger of the throttle.
where is the connection lost for the down tilt of the throttle trigger???
whalersman posted 12-10-2002 12:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
Sounds like a Broken Wire, Bad Switch, or Bad connection in the one wire.

The Switch has a connector just under the control handle (about 6' to 12"). There may also be another connector somewhere in the line. Follow the wire and check all connections. Make sure you are getting continuity throught the length of the wire to wherever your Trim & Tilt Box is located and then all the way to the Engine.

If the wire is good, then try reversing the wires at the Switch. If the motor goes down then, the problem is the Switch.

Bigshot posted 12-10-2002 02:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Chances are the switch. Reverse it first before you go crazy chasing wires. They are not expensive, I have blown up a few. It is usually the down direction also for some dumb reason.
Lars Simonsen posted 12-10-2002 09:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lars Simonsen  Send Email to Lars Simonsen     
I had the same problem with my boat. After I tried everything else, I sprayed WD-40 in the switch, and that fixed it.
triblet posted 12-11-2002 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I may have the same Throttle assembly you have.
It's failed two and a half times in five years.

First failure was the switch itself, failed
CLOSED in the down position. Motor tried to
lift the transom off the trailer till the
battery went flat. I replaced the switch.

Second failure was abrasion right right where
the wire goes by the pivot point. I repaired
the wire.

Final half failure is that when I pulled the
binnacle apart Monday, I saw clear abrasion
at the same place. I've ordered a new switch
and will give some serious thought to wire
routing when I reassemble things.

replacement came with just the pins at the
plug end. I had to remove the old pins from
the plug housing and reuse the plug housing.


BugsyG posted 12-11-2002 03:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
It could be a bad connection and/or a going dead battery.


jstachowiak posted 12-11-2002 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for jstachowiak  Send Email to jstachowiak     
Sounds like a switch problem, but if ever both the motor switch and shifter switch do not work in one direction. There is a relay under the motor cowling for each up and down. Roughly about $30 for each. Remember green (earth) wire is tilt down and blue (sky) is tilt up wire.

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