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PTT Relay

The Service manual provides the correct procedure for testing the Power Trim & Tilt (PTT) relay, but the procedure can be a little vague. In this article we will provide more detail about operation and testing. Relays are an electromechanical device commonly used to allow a circuit with a small amount of current flow to […]


Trim Signal Wire

When rigging or repowering a boat with Command Link® (CL) gauges, make sure that you connect the trim signal wire. The pink wires, with white connectors, are normally taped together in the lower pan. Remove the blind plugs and connect the two together. The ECM will now provide the trim signal for the CL gauges. […]


Battery Cables

The battery is a key component of a modern outboard motor. It provides energy required during starting and provides supplemental energy when the boat’s demand exceeds the capacity of the charging system. Modern fuel injected motors can be more sensitive to low voltage conditions than previous carbureted models. Because of the battery’s importance, battery cables […]


Trim Signal Wire

When rigging or repowering a boat with Command Link® (CL) gauges, make sure that you connect the trim signal wire. The pink wires, with white connectors, are normally taped together in the lower pan. Remove the blind plugs and connect the two together. The ECM will now provide the trim signal for the CL gauges. […]


Winterizing

Although winter may not be on your minds in late summer, it is the time to start thinking about it.  Many of you will be busy winterizing your stern drive and inboard powered boats to prevent freezing of water that doesn’t self drain from the blocks and exhaust manifolds. Although outboard motors are self-draining, there […]