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#12301073 - 06/19/17 12:27 PM 1998 Merc wire harness?
Stump jumper Online   content
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7420
Loc: Rockwall
I understand the 1998 (or maybe 1997) have a flat plug whereas the older models were round. I am exploring options to replace my 1985 Mercury 175. Is there an adapter or any way to hook up the newer motor without completely rewiring the boat? Not sure that I want to put a newer motor on a 30 year old boat. I won't if the new (to me) boat that I am looking at is still available. It has been a great motor but time to move on since number 5 took a dive and parts are getting hard to find. I have found a couple of 1998 motors that fit the bill and one older motor but it is a little too far away.

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#12301159 - 06/19/17 01:12 PM Re: 1998 Merc wire harness? [Re: Stump jumper]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11086
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Yes, adaptor wiring kits are available. I think yours would be a 9 pin to a 12 pin.
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#12301319 - 06/19/17 02:29 PM Re: 1998 Merc wire harness? [Re: Stump jumper]
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 2161
Loc: ft worth
tha '98 should have tha same round female motor end as tha old one... should all be tha same...........

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