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Old 29 June 2014, 16:02   #1
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yam 90 tilt trim

Almost didn't make it out to RTI today, seem I have a iffy tilt/trim switch on the side of the engine (yam 90 2 stroke).

Anyone know a source for a replacement, and is it the sort of thing that can be done DIY,


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Old 29 June 2014, 16:16   #2
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you can unplug the one on the side of the motor and ignore it. It's fairly expensive for the replacement switch IIRC.
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Old 29 June 2014, 16:46   #3
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If your engine is currently trimmed 'up', there is a hole in the right side of the bracket into which you insert a large (but narrowish bladed) screwdriver and by turning anticlockwise you can manually lower the engine.
Remember to tighten it again, otherwise wneh you get the switch fixed it won't work.
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Old 29 June 2014, 20:15   #4
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Does the remote t/t still work normally?

Only time I use the one on the motor is when I'm trailering or working on or near the motor.

Replacement part (assuming it's the switch on the motor) looks like it's about $50US. Only 3 wires coming off of it; it's a momentary SPDT switch; would be a simple thing to check operation with an ohmmeter.

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