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floater88 posted 08-11-2011 10:02 AM ET (US)   Profile for floater88   Send Email to floater88  
The [main electrical harness] that comes from the [remote throttle and shift controls used with a 1991 Mercury 15-HP two-cycle outboard engine has] a round [electrical connector which has] a bunch of pins in it. Will a 2002 Mercury 15-HP FOURSTROKE have the same kind of connection? Do I have to replace this whole cable right to the control lever?

I have a very noisy [1991] Mercury 15-HP long shaft two-cycle outboard engine on the back of my REVENGE 20. I'd like to get a newer four-cycle outboard engine back there to use for Salmon fishing.


Tohsgib posted 08-11-2011 11:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Look online at a parts schematic. Should be the same as I believe Tohatsu made both engines for Mercury.
jimh posted 08-12-2011 06:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Are you asking about an electrical cable?
floater88 posted 08-12-2011 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for floater88  Send Email to floater88     
Yes. [I am] asking about the round electrical connector with all the pins in it. I'd like to replace the kicker with something quieter and [I am] wondering if that connector that came with the Boston Whaler boat is a standard size and shape for Mercury motors. I guess I could just go with a pull start four stroke and not have to worry electric start. Thanks
jimh posted 08-12-2011 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
This is not a topic for PERFORMANCE. Please use SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL for this topic.
jimh posted 08-13-2011 08:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
jimh posted 08-13-2011 08:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Usually the engine manufacturers maintain compatibility of their remote controls and wiring harnesses across various models of outboard engine. As long as Mercury did not make a drastic change in the electrical portion of their rigging components between 1991 and 2002, the two electrical harnesses should be compatible. You should verify this with Mercury. I'd call their customer service on the telephone and ask them.

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