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1998 Force 75hp, Power Trim Tilt (PTT) switch not working. #12404053
08/28/17 01:53 AM
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My PTT switch on the throttle quit working yesterday when I returned to ramp. It worked throughout the trip, but when I returned just to trim up to pull the boat up, it quit working. I have another switch at the bow next to trolling motor plug in and that works so I know it's not the relays or the motor. How do I get to the switch to check it and replace it. The boat is 1998 Tracker Pro Team 185. Couldn't find any decent youtube videos. If I can figure out how to access the wirings.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions or references. May be even a mechanic in Plano area or nearby that won't cost me arm and a leg.

Munawar

Re: 1998 Force 75hp, Power Trim Tilt (PTT) switch not working. [Re: munawar] #12404302
08/28/17 11:49 AM
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First check the wires for the trim, there in the control handle and where they come out of the handle. Known problem area.


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Re: 1998 Force 75hp, Power Trim Tilt (PTT) switch not working. [Re: gary purdy] #12404494
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Thanks Gary. Having hard time getting to the wires. It's older boat so there arn't any instructions on how to. Perhaps I should post a few pics.

Re: 1998 Force 75hp, Power Trim Tilt (PTT) switch not working. [Re: munawar] #12406019
08/29/17 05:26 PM
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Fixed it. It was broken red (positive) wire within the throttle assembly, exactly like Gary mentioned. A friend helped me take the assembly out, but I we spliced the wire back with connector and electric tape the length of it. Hopefully, it will stay and not get snagged again.

Re: 1998 Force 75hp, Power Trim Tilt (PTT) switch not working. [Re: munawar] #12406066
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Thumbs up to Gary!


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