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Old 28 March 2010, 13:26   #1
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going nuts!!! advice please

After my transducer hesitation and eventual fitting another problem rears its ugly head. Mariner electric trim... goes down wont come up!!!!! checked wires ,fuses, connected, dis connected battery and now i am making foot prints on the ceiling . Any ideas? only started to do it today, boat not in water thank goodness.
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Could be a dodgy relay.
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there are two relays identical side by side under cowl, if i swap then will it show if one is faulty? working fine going down... unfortunately if cant go down anymore!!
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Could be a dodgy relay.
could be wiring, bridge the little soleniods one at a time, if they work it may be wiring, have you a trim indicator on it, might be that
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no trim indicator , or a irritant indicator it would be at max. Ill try that tomorrow see what happens. could low battery charge stop it from raising?
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When you press the PTT button, you should hear the relay click into action. This should still happen with a relatively flat battery, which may not have enough energy to raise the outboard.
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yes the relay clicks , yesterday it did it once hesitated a bit then worked, today it went down ok . very odd.
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Just had exactly the same thing on my Mariner 50 4 stroke.
at first sometimes it would work, then it started hesitating, then stopped altogether.

As said above swap the relay's over if one is faulty the problem is reversed, ie wont go up instead of down.
new relay was about 15.00
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sounds like it could be the relay or try waggling the wires around whilst holding the trim button as it might be a dodgy connection somewhere which is intermitent.
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thanks guys.... ill have a look tomorrow here is hoping!
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