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Old 16 October 2014, 13:26   #1
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Mercury 7.5hp

Hi all,

Does anyone know how to add a kill cord to an old Mercury 7.5? I managed to pick one up cheap to use for testing and following that, to use as a reserve engine. I have seen a couple on YouTube with them on and I would rather have one for safety.

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Old 16 October 2014, 13:55   #2
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Yes I fitted one to a 9.8 hp (same engine)

Easy really, I bought a Tohatsu kill switch/stop swith that had two wires, I then simply replaced the stop button, which was a perfect fit. And then just connected it up as per the stop switch.

It was simple easy and worked really well.

Go for it, sensible modification.

Toby
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Old 16 October 2014, 13:56   #3
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Ok great! Is the stop button on the end of the tiller?
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Hi, if your engine looks like the photos below, then should be self explanatory .

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Although this is a 9.8 it is the same engine.

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Old 16 October 2014, 13:59   #5
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It's an older motor but I can imagine it will be the same!
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