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Tilt motor activated by itself after I launched my 2002 90 HP 2 stroke Mercury. I suspect the remote tilt switch because I was able to turn of the motor using that switch. After disconnecting the battery twice, the problem went away,

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Hi Matt, my name is***** read what you wrote. What kinds of questions did you have on the issue?

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What would be the best way to confirm the switch is bad?
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