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Old 08-26-2014, 01:35 PM
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My Trim Gauage has stopped working. Does it need power from the batteries to operate or is that just for the light. Where is the sensor on the PT&T. It is an old FARIA gauge that worked up until a few weeks ago on a 150 Johnson.
Old 08-27-2014, 08:23 AM
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look around the transom bracket, you will see a set of wires going to the t/t pump motor, and another set going to the trim sensor.

Look at piece #51 here, you're looking for something like this.
http://www.boats.net/parts/search/BR...DER/parts.html
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Turn the key to the on position but don't start the motor. With the motor tilted fully and the tilt lock in place, try moving the little black plastic lever connected to the one that Trynhooker pointed out (actually part #54, which is the spring-loaded lever). While moving it through its full range, see if the gauge is responding. Might just need to clean it up w/some penetrating lubricant. Check the back of the gauge for corrosion on the terminals too. I had the same boat ('02) but w/115 Johnson. No problems w/the gauge but occasionally with the little black button under the front of the engine (tilt limiter switch) sticking and causing the tilt to go down but not back up. Needs some lube occasionally too.

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Old 08-28-2014, 04:29 AM
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Thanks for the advice. The boat was left in the lake this weekend so I will check it out after Labor Day
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Originally Posted by Cobia 217 View Post
Turn the key to the on position but don't start the motor. With the motor tilted fully and the tilt lock in place, try moving the little black plastic lever connected to the one that Trynhooker pointed out (actually part #54, which is the spring-loaded lever). While moving it through its full range, see if the gauge is responding. Might just need to clean it up w/some penetrating lubricant. Check the back of the gauge for corrosion on the terminals too. I had the same boat ('02) but w/115 Johnson. No problems w/the gauge but occasionally with the little black button under the front of the engine (tilt limiter switch) sticking and causing the tilt to go down but not back up. Needs some lube occasionally too.
X2 had the same problem with mine
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My '89 Wellcrest doesn't have a trim gauge. Has anyone ever installed one? Is there a youtube video or other instructions somewhere on the www?
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Originally Posted by jhustle View Post
My '89 Wellcrest doesn't have a trim gauge. Has anyone ever installed one? Is there a youtube video or other instructions somewhere on the www?
Does you engine have a trim sender? If not, you'd have to see if one is available for your motor. The wires from the sender to the gauge usually are part of the engine wiring harness.

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