Johnson 115GL 2 stroke.... 2000-ish vintage.
The installation on my Humber has the usual tilt switches on the throttle lever which is fine, they work with no problems.
But there are a pair of what I assume are waterproof tilt switches on the actual motor, however they don't do anything. Looking inside it appears that they aren't connected to anything, though they are down inside the lower part of the cowling so you really can't get to them I can just see a wire coming out which ends in a disconnected plug but there isn't anywhere obvious that they should be plugged in to. There is what appears to be a matching plug (funny shaped one) connection round the front of the engine but I can't see where the wires from that go; anyway it is already connected to something.
What is the usual practice for wiring these up - would it normally be an either/or setup - in other words would the tilt switches on the motor normally be disconnected if there were tilt switches on the console? Sometimes it would be handy when working outside the boat (flushing, putting the support leg in for trailering, servicing work etc) to be able to tilt the motor while standing next to it, but obviously I don't want to lose the ones on the console which are more important.
I'm not even sure they work as one of them clicks and the other one doesn't - it feels "dead" - but the main problems is I'm not sure how they should be connected or if they can be connected at the same time as the console switches. I may have to order a replacement (which will be a bugger to fit because I can't even SEE what holds the switch pack in, never mind get to it...) but I'd like to get both sets of switches working if possible.
Can anybody shed any light on this please?