1987 MERCRUISER 4 CYL... 1st Problem.. (trim switch)

Discussion in 'Sterndrives' started by kenrahe, May 1, 2013.

  1. kenrahe
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    kenrahe Sunseeker

    I'm having a problem adjusting my cut off switch..it looks like previous owner had someone put one on but this none is just a button switch not the switch with a arm and roller am I'm i just swimming up rivertrying to adjust this switch..Did they ever make a cut off switch that is just a button and not a lever
  2. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    It has always been an arm and roller switch.
  3. Duane P Wetick
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    Duane P Wetick Junior Member

    Mercruiser engine cutout switch

    This switch has been a problem on my boat the last few years...trying to buy a replacement, I was told it has been discontinued and I needed to buy an entire new assembly (big bucks). Instead, I purchased a unit from someone who was parting out a boat; $20. This assembly used a waterproof button switch instead of the roller lever type, but was form & fit with the old mounting holes. The unit works (cuts out engine momentarily to allow gear changes) with my Morse shiftbox, but required some linkage adjustment (not complicated) with boat in water.

    Cheers, DocWet [Everything has limitations...and I hate limitations.]
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