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Captain
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎09-08-2011

Power tilt

Used my boat this morning- everything fine.  Went to use it after work and engine would not tilt up or down.  I have power- all lights work, I-command gauge goes on when key turned a little- all electronics work.  But trim is completely dead.  Engine is a 2012 175 hp.  Any clues??

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Admiral
Posts: 8,551
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Power tilt

When you say 'dead', do you mean nothing is heard when the button is pushed both up and down, or do you hear the trim motor clicking or running but the outboard will not move?

 

 

 

 

 


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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


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Captain
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎09-08-2011

Re: Power tilt

No sounds at all- absolute silence when trim button is pushed.

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Skipper
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎08-05-2011

Re: Power tilt

Have you tried to use the pan switch on the engine?  

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Captain
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎09-08-2011

Re: Power tilt

Yes, tilt switch on engine also inoperable- total silence.  Maybe a relay or bad switch??

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Skipper
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎08-05-2011

Re: Power tilt

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I would say that you could have a relay causing the issue. I would suggest you get it to an authorized dealer and have it checked. If your selling dealer is not close to you. You can go to evinrude.com and use the dealer locator tool to find the authorized dealer that is closest to you. 

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Admiral
Posts: 8,551
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Power tilt

I agree with "Gone Fishin" that it may be a relay assembly or it could be a bad connection in the 12V supply circuit to the relay.  In a very rare case, an open-circuit trim motor would give the same symptom. If it were a faulty switch, then the pan mounted switch would work OK.

 

 

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.