texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Hawk1997, R.Tillman, mrhellcat, shadyman, Brasberry
109272 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,110
hopalong 78,911
Pilothawk 77,528
John175® 69,823
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,670
Tritonman 58,393
LoneStarSon® 54,816
Mark Perry 54,780
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics777,065
Posts12,999,434
Members109,272
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Motorguide/Tracker 40lb trolling motor #12479642
10/26/17 03:15 PM
10/26/17 03:15 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 435
McKinney
R
Reshelman Online content OP
Angler
Reshelman  Online Content OP
Angler
R

Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 435
McKinney
So I get to the water yesterday, drop the trolling motor and nothing happens, just dead. checked connections, unplugged-replugged, everything seems fine. Got back on shore and did the following. FYI 2000 Bass Tracker Pro Crappie 175, original trolling motor that came on the boat.

- Checked battery connection (but everything else in the boat works fine electrically)
- Using digital multimeter checked the battery posts, good to go.
- Pulled each fuse and checked continuity, good to go.
- Turned on my lights and checked amps at the fuse, good to go.
- Turned trolling motor on continuous and checked all fuses (don't know which fuse is TM), no power.
- Checked for power at the plug of the TM, no power.

I am thinking the problem is the switch on the foot pedal where your foot presses to engage power. I am thinking

a.) remove the red and black going into that switch and check continuity of just the switch when it's engaged (that would tell me if the switch is busted right?)
b.) hard wire something to the TM plug on the bow, and see if power gets to it, confirming the problem to be in the actual unit.

Any other thoughts? Or experience with the same issue?


There are no fish in sonic pond EDIT: Except 1 20lb catfish
Re: Motorguide/Tracker 40lb trolling motor [Re: Reshelman] #12479941
10/26/17 06:35 PM
10/26/17 06:35 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 989
Waco, TX
J
javelin150 Offline
Pro Angler
javelin150  Offline
Pro Angler
J

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 989
Waco, TX
Check for a tripped circuit breaker. Should be near your trolling motor battery

Re: Motorguide/Tracker 40lb trolling motor [Re: Reshelman] #12480170
10/26/17 09:01 PM
10/26/17 09:01 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,845
Austin, Tx
B
Bob Landry Offline
Extreme Angler
Bob Landry  Offline
Extreme Angler
B

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,845
Austin, Tx
+1 on the circuit breaker. Check the TM outlet for power then go forward or backwards as indicated. It's unlikely the TM would go through a switch as they usually won't handle the current a TM draws.


2015 Seaark 1872 MV CC Etec-90
Two Helix 12 CHIRP SI's, , MinnKota Riptide ST80/i-pilot Link, Bob's Hydraulic
2018 Robalo R180 CC, Yamaha 115

Bitter Gun Owner
Bitter Clinger
Armed Infidel
Re: Motorguide/Tracker 40lb trolling motor [Re: Reshelman] #12480657
10/27/17 03:42 AM
10/27/17 03:42 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 435
McKinney
R
Reshelman Online content OP
Angler
Reshelman  Online Content OP
Angler
R

Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 435
McKinney
Thank you, definitely wasn't the switch. I hard wired it to a battery and it worked fine. I think I figured out which of the 3000 wires under the console are the TM ones, but they don't seem to connect to a breaker. Just wired into the fuse block. I'm no electrician, pretty sure it's going to stay hard wired until I upgrade units entirely. Thanks again


There are no fish in sonic pond EDIT: Except 1 20lb catfish
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2