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Old 06-14-2021, 01:18 PM
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Was sitting in cove - go to start the boat and Starboard Engine won't turn over. I touched the trim adjustment and it fired like normal. Happened couple of times. Not a huge concern until I was idling and the same engine just died. Take out of gear - touch the trim adjustment and fired. It won't even give the start alarm until I touch the trim. Seems to be a weird combination. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 06-14-2021, 04:41 PM
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is the trim in the throttle ? you touch the trim and it starts cranking or allows you to use the key, Im not familiar with your boat

EDIT: if your shifters and throttles are together Id think its possible an adjustment issue, neutral safety switch, or you have wiring issues

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I'm thinking neutral safety switch in the control, but not sure if that would do the same for both engines?
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There is a single trim switch on the dual throttle control. Also 2 switch trim control switches on dash. I've only just touched the trim switch on the throttle control and it immediately lets me start the engine. It has only ever happened on the Starboard Engine.
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