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Old 22 August 2015, 16:17   #1
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Hi all, quick question, should the key on the control box kill all power?
At present with the key removed you can still trim and tilt from either the control box and with the switch on the outboard... Seems dangerous to me, is this the way they are normally?

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Hi all, quick question, should the key on the control box kill all power?
At present with the key removed you can still trim and tilt from either the control box and with the switch on the outboard... Seems dangerous to me, is this the way they are normally?

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Next in my list, corroded trim switch stuck in the down position and lucky I had a wrench near by to disconnect the battery, wasn't expecting that to happen with the key removed...

Opened the control box and found the start in gear micro switch missing

Probably best to buy a new control box
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I think it's pretty standard for trim switches to work with key off I had a friend years ago who had a waterski slide over & press the down button on the control which lead to the skeg being ground much shorter than it started
On the plus side yam control boxes are surprisingly cheap
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Regarding control boxes, I have a central console and at present a Yamaha 703 box, but it's mounted on the right side so the handle has to be swapped over, this puts the trim up/ down "thumb" switch on the wrong side, I looked around at other boats and they all seem to do this, but is there a better solution out there?

I could obviously swap the throttle to the left side but it's not something I've seen on other boats? Any reason why control cables always seem to be routed on the right?

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its normal for the PTT to work on the Yam boxes. swapping the lever is very easy.. Mines on the left. take off round plastic cover. take off the small plastic cable shroud from the outside. undue the 13 bolt from centre of control arm.
undo the white plastic detent locater from outside of box with a good Philips screwdriver and put everything back the opposite way.
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Next in my list, corroded trim switch stuck in the down position and lucky I had a wrench near by to disconnect the battery, wasn't expecting that to happen with the key removed...

Opened the control box and found the start in gear micro switch missing

Probably best to buy a new control box
You can buy new micro switches.
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True, If the box was in better shape I probably would, individual parts are pricey, needs a replacement trim switch as well, I think I'll try and pick up a better box somewhere instead ...
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Try pricing one from a yam dealer I'm sure there only about 140 ish I know I was pleasantly surprised when a dealer told me how much they were new
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New Prices I got so far range from 208 - 314 pounds from dealers :-(

Looking at a used one shortly for 109 pound

Half thinking of using this broken box as a reason to do something different and fit the next box on the left side of the console so that the trim button can be thumb operated like it's supposed to ...
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