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MinnKota Maxxum steering opposite direction #13812949 12/20/20 04:05 AM
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I just bought a boat with a MinnKota Maxxum trolling motor. When using the foot control, it turns the boat in the opposite direction. Anyone know how to fix this?

Re: MinnKota Maxxum steering opposite direction [Re: tejasbass] #13813046 12/20/20 12:25 PM
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Do you mean the arrow on the trolling motor is pointing the opposite way?

Re: MinnKota Maxxum steering opposite direction [Re: tejasbass] #13813285 12/20/20 04:41 PM
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When I push the foot pedal forward with my toe, it goes left instead of right.

Re: MinnKota Maxxum steering opposite direction [Re: tejasbass] #13813723 12/21/20 12:50 AM
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Well on my motor guide if I push the top of the foot peddle down it goes clock wise. Heal down counter clockwise. You are saying yours is backwards??

Re: MinnKota Maxxum steering opposite direction [Re: tejasbass] #13813909 12/21/20 03:38 AM
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Yes, its backwards.

Re: MinnKota Maxxum steering opposite direction [Re: tejasbass] #13814024 12/21/20 07:17 AM
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Well I’ve never changed the cables on a minn Kota but I have on a motor guide and I’m pretty sure that you can swap the cables locations which would reverse the way it turns.

Re: MinnKota Maxxum steering opposite direction [Re: tejasbass] #13814279 12/21/20 03:03 PM
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That's what I'm thinking. Just hoping someone can confirm and provide a little more info before I tear it apart.

Re: MinnKota Maxxum steering opposite direction [Re: tejasbass] #13821903 12/28/20 01:53 PM
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Cables are wrapped backwards. Easy fix.


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Re: MinnKota Maxxum steering opposite direction [Re: tejasbass] #13822668 12/29/20 02:19 AM
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Re: MinnKota Maxxum steering opposite direction [Re: tejasbass] #13830671 01/03/21 08:57 PM
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Here is what the cables looked like on my Maxxum.

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