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Old 01-07-2019, 01:43 PM
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I have a 2018 225HP G2 Etec. Yesterday I took it out in wind driven rain for the day. When I got home I put it away in the garage like normal. When I got up this morning the motor was trimmed almost all the way up and when I press the down button on the helm or engine, it sounds normal but the engine does not go down. Any advise would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by aperez2760 View Post
I have a 2018 225HP G2 Etec. Yesterday I took it out in wind driven rain for the day. When I got home I put it away in the garage like normal. When I got up this morning the motor was trimmed almost all the way up and when I press the down button on the helm or engine, it sounds normal but the engine does not go down. Any advise would be appreciated.
did you engage the lock?
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What would cause it to go up in the middle of the night by itself ?
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:36 PM
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If you have a battery switch, I suggest you select the off position when you are finished with the boat for the day. Selecting the off position on the battery switch will prevent inadvertent activities from happening. I suspect you have a bad trim/tilt switch either at the the binnacle or the switch on the motor is bad. You can isolate each switch by disconnecting the deutsch connector and then testing the remaining switch that is still connected.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:17 PM
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Do you have a bow mounted trim switch such as often seen in bass boats? If so, they are installed by the boat builder and may not be the best for weatherproofing. It is common for them to short out and activate the trim up or down, depending on which circuit becomes bridged. Occasionally a control box trim switch or the one on the motor can do the same thing.
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Originally Posted by aperez2760 View Post
I have a 2018 225HP G2 Etec. Yesterday I took it out in wind driven rain for the day. When I got home I put it away in the garage like normal. When I got up this morning the motor was trimmed almost all the way up and when I press the down button on the helm or engine, it sounds normal but the engine does not go down. Any advise would be appreciated.
Did you drop a viagra in the flush tube?

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Old 01-14-2019, 04:50 PM
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I'll try that thanks
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:26 AM
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I'll try that thanks
Let us know what you find out.. In the event someone else experiences this, it would be helpful if you shared what kind of set up you have. If its the remote added switch as described by seahorse, that would be good to know. Good luck in getting it figured out.
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Did you drop a viagra in the flush tube?

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Isn't it only a problem if it stays that way for more than 4 hours
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by aperez2760 View Post
I have a 2018 225HP G2 Etec. Yesterday I took it out in wind driven rain for the day. When I got home I put it away in the garage like normal. When I got up this morning the motor was trimmed almost all the way up and when I press the down button on the helm or engine, it sounds normal but the engine does not go down. Any advise would be appreciated.
Try helping it down at the same time you are pressing the button and tell us what happens. It would be unusual for a brand new engine to need it I think, but you may want to take off the end caps on the tilt tube and try greasing the 2 fittings a bit. Do you use the engine in fresh or saltwater?

For some reason I didn't see past the first 2 responses until I posted... I didn't realize that it raised itself. I assumed you left it like that. When I was a kid, I totally would have been pressing the buttons on my Dad's boat when I thought nobody was looking. Just a thought....
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