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Charles, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.
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Need to replace the kill swith on a a 4cycle 8 hp 2001, the

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need to replace the kill swith on a a 4cycle 8 hp 2001
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Customer: the turn off red swith in the handle of the motor completely broke
JA: Is there anything else the Marine Mechanic should be aware of?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

What is the brand and full model of the engine?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Yamaha 8hp 4 cycle 2001
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Got it. To replace this switch, the till will need to be removed from the base. This is to route the wires through. to do so, remove nut 28, of the diagram. that will release the arm from the bracket and allow you to gain access to the routing passages. Once that is done, replacing the switch is as simple as removing the old one, unplugging it, then install the new switch, route the wires and plug them in.

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