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Tan
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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My power/trim works on the motor but not on the power handle.

Customer Question

My power/trim works on the motor but not on the power handle. Can I put in a toggle switch in at the power handle?
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Customer: My tilt/ trim switch on the power handle does not work, but trim tilt works from the motor switch. Suggestions? Thinking of somehow putting in all toggle switch.
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Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My name is ***** ***** know the make and model of the control you have?The switch can be replaced.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's a bombardier but that's all I can find
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Bombardier what?? I don't have a clue of what you are working on? All I know is you have a bad trim switch. The more info you can provide the easier it is for both of us to get your issue resolved.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know. I will try to find out which switch it is and replace it
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Can you take a picture of the control and post it? There are hundreds of different controls with out the correct info I can't help. It would be like going into a parts house and telling the parts guy you need a switch for a Ford. He going to ask for make and model. Do you have a model year? Is this top mount, side mount, concealed side mount? All of these are different for disassembly. Here is an example of a side mount outboard remote control. http://www.marineengine.com/parts/johnson-evinrude-accessories/images/59075.png
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No problem, I understand. I think I found a switch that will work that doesn't cost a fortune. If not I'll use the switch on the engine. Thanks.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Ok your welcome.