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Old 09-03-2017, 11:36 AM
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I've got a 2001 Searay 180 BR, the trim gauge isn't working properly, the needle will only come halfway down, even if the outdrive is all the way down.
Old 09-03-2017, 11:53 AM
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you could increase the possibility of specific information if you revealed the make & model of what is being trimmed,
and exactly how the gauge is "not working"

But generally, in addition to the gauge, there is a variable-resistance sending unit, mounted near the transom.
That is typically the point of failure;
there are several failure modes - some correctable without replacing any parts
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You can use your multimeter to test the resistance between the tilt/trim sender leads.

Each engine manufacturer uses their own trim sender resistance range as listed by Faria here:

IS0085d.pdf
Old 09-04-2017, 06:35 AM
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with that additional information,
hopefully you will get a response from someone familiar with outdrives (I am not)

on an outboard, that symptom might be due to
- sender out of proper resistance range, requiring replacement (testable as suggested above)
- sender out of position, requiring adjustment
- if so equipped, actuating cam either broken or requiring position adjustment
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Thanks anyways, I'll leave it to my mechanic to deal with.

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