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Old 18 February 2018, 18:51   #1
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Quicksilver control box - replacing throttle cable

I am trying to replace the throttle cable on the quicksilver control box, (engine end is no problem) but I can not for the life of me work out how to remove the old cable from the clip in the control box and attach the new cable. This is what the guts of the unit looks like:
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=q...mhxubc-8FHNvM:

It's the top cable in the diagram, releasing the small nut (B) does not seem to help extract the old cable (from A), maybe there is some corrosion going on that prevents me easily removing the old cable...I think I need to remove the cable from the area shown in yellow red circle?

Has anyone removed and successfully replaced the throttle cable on one of these Mariner/Mercury quicksilver control boxes?
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Old 19 February 2018, 02:41   #2
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Remove the nut, remove the clip & lift the cable off the pin ?
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Old 19 February 2018, 03:08   #3
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I can remove the nut, but the clip won’t budge from the end where the cable is, maybe it’s corroded on?
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Old 19 February 2018, 06:35   #4
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Take off the 5/16 nyloc nut, the pin should stay with the bracket but its seized into the alloy arm. Very common fault on salt water engines. Give it a heat with a mini blowtorch or a hot gun.
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Clip stuck - common issue. Usually comes off if you prise it with a large flat head screwdriver. (It's worth knowing that the pin that goes through the end of the cable mates very snugly in a hole within the piece of metal behind - this is where it gets stuck)
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Old 19 February 2018, 14:51   #6
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Thanks guys, Ill use more elbow grease (and heat) now that I know where the moving parts are, Ill give it a go tomorrow...
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Success, I think. Not sure if the pin was supposed to come off with the bracket?

But at least I can replace the cable now. I'll have to rig up a new bracket unless I can find a part to replace it...thanks again.
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Looks like parts are available. If it's a Commander 2000 series it's part #33. If Mercury are anything like Tohatsu you'll have shipping surcharge too. Mercury Marine Remote Controls & Components Commander 2000 Remote Control (16900 Series) Parts
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Thanks for the heads-up - I'll order that now.
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