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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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Have an older style omc controller the trim switch is stuck in the down position, how does

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have an older style omc controller the trim switch is stuck in the down position, how does the handle come apart to replace switch, I disassembled the controller but i still can,t get the plastic shift lever off
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Good morning my name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today. Whom am I speaking with?
Can you post a couple of pictures of your controller, there are quite a few different styles of those and I would have to see exactly what you have.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Added pictures. Trying to get to trim switch on handle
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Got the pictures. I have to try and narrow this down. What year do you think the boat is, or the engine is, that these controls belong to?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My name is***** will be helping you. Where you removed the alllen head screw put the screw back in turn the screw in the threads about 5 turns. Then use a punch to hit the screw real hard this will pop the handle off. Post back if that doesn't work.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
great , will try it tonight
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
On the screw just so it doesn't damage the threads run the screw all the way in then back it out 4 turns. The control handle is a taper fit in to the shifter so it takes just a little help popping it loose. Thank you.........Tan

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