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Skipper
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-15-2014

icon control error

2010 etec 300 single icon binnacle.  was fine since rigged until idling through a canal forward light started flashong green guage went to check engine and it shifted into neutral on its own.  local dealer saw the codes on the computer ran it for two days and could not repeat it.  I ran it on the hose before going out thos weekend and after 10 minutes when it shifted into forrward gear it gave the error.  seems to do it only in forward not reverse.  Is there any way to check if itt is an actuator issue, hub issue or binnacle issue.  I am some what annoyed with the motor since it has cost me 5 days of boating on vacation in the Keys and ittt is a mystery problem.

Skipper
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-15-2014

Re: icon control error

it seems that this board offers the same level of input and problem solving as the dealers and BRP support.  Anything other then the exhaust has steam or why can't i get a pretty color engine garners zero response.  The engineers may have designed a superior engine, unfortunately the end user support staff either does not care or does not understand the technology.  I will never own another Evinrude engine.  And this was my fourth one in 5 years.

Admiral
Posts: 8,406
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: icon control error

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We are sorry to hear of the issues with your motor and your thoughts that Evinrude is ignoring you. Please realize that you first posted a question during a weekend and we are responding back to you within the first business day afterwards.

 

A flashing light on your ICON control box signifies there is an abnormality in the network wiring or with an actuator adjustment or an bad connection.  The same as troubleshooting digital controls by other outboard manufacturers, a tech with a laptop and the digital diagnostic software is needed to pinpoint the culprit.

 

The system records error codes, just like your car, truck, and outboard, and those codes point toward the direction needed for further diagnostics. Without the codes we cannot hazard to guess what is the malfunction. Most of the time there is a connection or wiring issue such as a bent pin or corrosion on a connector.

 

Evinrude has a toll-free dealer technical support hotline that helps techs with a troublesome or difficult diagnosis on an outboard. Discuss this with your dealer and ask them to take advantage of the free factory assistance in troubleshooting your motor.  You can also call the After Sales Support Department listed in your owners manual, but they would need the boat at a dealership to coordinate with the dealer's tech.

 

I think you will find Evinrude's customer service much more efficient and personable than what other manufacturers offer. Many of our customers mention that fact, especially the ones who have repowered from another brand of outboard and are pleasantly surprised at Evinrude's commitment to service.

 

Again accept our apologies for your motor not living up to your expectations.

 

 

 


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


 



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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.


Skipper
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-15-2014

Re: icon control error

this is what I have received for service on the current issueetec0001.jpgetec0002.jpg

Admiral
Posts: 8,406
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: icon control error

Here are the explanations of the codes that you posted. It is best to work with your dealer who can also work with the factory to help fix the issues that your boat is experiencing.

 

 

Code 108 - 

The fault message is sent

from the remote control to the

outboard’s EMM.

 

Remote control not communicating

with ESM.

 

Remote control lever failure.

 

ESM not communicating with

remote control.

 

 

 

 

Code 152 -

Shift Actuator Motion Fault

The ESM tries to move the

shift actuator, but it will not

attain the commanded position.

This is caused by a motion or

over-current error on the actuator

itself.

The fault message is sent

from the ESM to the outboard’s

EMM.

 

 

Shift linkage components could be

damaged or their movement is

blocked.

[in salt water engines, this can happen if corrosion builds up under the shift shaft o-rings and causes the shaft to become hard to move when shifting. Other times it could be stiff bushings in the horizontal shift shaft under the throttle bodies]

 

 

 

Code 107 -

Remote Control Communication

Error

The outboard’s EMM has not

received a message from the

remote control for more than

1.5 seconds.

The fault message is generated

by the outboard’s EMM.

 

 

 

 

Code 111-

ESM Communication Fault

Remote control has detected

a communication fault message

from the ESM.

The fault message is sent

from the remote control to the

outboard’s EMM.

 

 

 

 

 

 


"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.


Skipper
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-15-2014

Re: icon control error

Would the first assumption be to replace the control head ?  The actuator error was an oil line restricting range of motion.  What bugs me the most is the dealer shows zero interest in actually solvinging the problem. If it needs a control they had the green light to replace it. 

 

Thank You for the response and input.

Skipper
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-15-2014

Re: icon control error

well it isss not the control head.  new one did the same thing.   next up power module gateway then the key module.    The fun continues, glad the dealer was too busy to deal with it !!

Skipper
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-15-2014

Re: icon control error

looks like it may have been a dirty connector where the engine wire connects to the extension that goes to the rear hub wire.  water test thos weekend to confirm and list for sale next week.  took all of 3 hours to trouble shoot and fix.

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Mate
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-19-2018

Re: icon control error

Smart person evinrude stinks