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Old 10 January 2009, 03:45   #1
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Hi all

A question on the engine controls if I may.

Currently the steering, fuel and some of the electrics drop down through a gromit into the floor in the consol, they pop up through another next to the engine. However the throttle and ignition controls go over the deck,

How simple a job is it likely to be to disconect the throtle and the electrics, poke them into the consol and feed them under the floor? It's the electrics I think I'm twitchy about as the linkage on the throttle / choke is easy enough to reconnect.
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It should just be a case of unplugging the cable, feeding it though, and then plugging it in again. If it's a mariner, there will be a big inline plug/socket under the engine hood which you simply unplug, then remove the cable (the other end of which is wired into the control/throttle box). You'll need to feed it through from the console end. Quite simple really.

With the throttle cables, you might find you need to buy new, longer ones, as going under the deck etc will be a slightly longer run than over the deck. This might well be why someone has laid them over the deck as they weren't long enough to go under. Either way, new cables are quite cheap.
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make sure before start taking things apart that the trunking under the floor hasn't got bends that are to tight to take your steering and control cables, i've seen all manner of things used as trunking, if that bit is ok start with the biggest cable first ie steering
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As soon as I have more than 2 hours to spare I'll give it a go.

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...Currently the steering, fuel and some of the electrics drop down through a gromit into the floor in the consol, they pop up through another next to the engine....

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make sure before start taking things apart that the trunking under the floor hasn't got bends that are to tight to take your steering and control cables, i've seen all manner of things used as trunking, if that bit is ok start with the biggest cable first ie steering
That'll be the electrics then as it's only the ignition, throttle / gear and idle that need to go through.

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sorry about me not reading your post all the way through, but i dont read to well, i dont mind people pulling me up on things like that as it keeps me on my toes and the fact that i've done so well in spite of it
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sorry about me not reading your post all the way through, but i dont read to well, i dont mind people pulling me up on things like that as it keeps me on my toes and the fact that i've done so well in spite of it
There was nothing to read in my post. I only posted a smilie.
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