Thanks for the info. Just saved me a bunch. Tilt/trim would not work so after checking everything else followed these instructions and opened the PDP. Found out the one terminal going to the motor plug had no solder on it and had come loose. Soldered that tight and fixed two other spots with very little solder. Now everthing works great! Just work arround the edge of the cover with an exacto knife until you find a weak area then work the rest loose. The sticky stuff coating the inside is very messy so be carefull!
It's good to hear that you solved the problem.
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a week ago
I know that this post is a little old byt I just wanted to say "Thanks"!
I had run down the easier fixes to the hardest. I replaced the key switch, then I replaced the relays. And finally busted the PDP apart. It was a loose ground solder.
Another boater helped.