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Battery Connections for Outboard Power Tilt
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posted 10-27-2013 01:28 AM ET (US)
On my 1998 Outrage 17 the battery is disconnected. I am working on other items and will soon need to lower the motor to clear the area just forward of motor.
What wires do I need to connect to the battery to get the tilt motor wired for operation?
posted 10-27-2013 03:51 AM ET (US)
For power tilt and trim, blue like the sky is up and green like the grass is down.
posted 10-27-2013 09:29 AM ET (US)
To permit the outboard engine power tilt to operate you need to connect the primary positive and negative cables from the engine to the battery. Operate the power tilt from the cowling-mounted switch on the outboard.
posted 10-27-2013 09:26 PM ET (US)
That green wire seems to be connected on a bracket in the fuel tank.
posted 10-28-2013 12:18 AM ET (US)
The metallic components of the fuel system are connected together by a 10-AWG conductor with green insulation. In newer model Boston Whaler boats the bonding circuit is connected to the battery negative terminal, or, sometimes, to a bronze electrode on the transom that is installed just for the bonding circuit.
posted 10-30-2013 09:34 AM ET (US)
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