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REMOTE CONTROL ADAPTOR KIT, P/N 5037454 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Crowley Marine

APPLICATION

Install remote control adaptor kit on Johnson 4-Stroke 25 HP (32.8 cu. in. / 538 cc) outboards. DO NOT install on any other models. Refer to service manual and installation guides for additional assembly information.
 

SAFETY INFORMATION

For safety reasons, this kit should be installed by an authorized Evinrude®/Johnson® dealer. This instruction sheet is not a substitute for work experience. Additional helpful information may be found in other service literature for your engine.

This instruction sheet uses the following signal words identifying important safety messages.


Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WILL result in death or serious injury.


Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, CAN result in severe injury or death.


Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, MAY result in minor or moderate personal injury or property damage. It also may be used to alert against unsafe practices.

IMPORTANT: Identifies information that will help prevent damage to machinery and appears next to information that controls correct assembly and operation of the product.

These safety alert signal words mean:

ATTENTION!
BECOME ALERT!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!

Always follow common shop safety practices. If you have not had training related to common shop safety practices, you should do so to protect yourself, as well as the people around you.

It is understood that this instruction sheet may be translated into other languages. In the event of any discrepancy, the English version shall prevail.

DO NOT do any repairs until you have read the instructions and checked the pictures relating to the repairs.

Be careful, and never rush or guess a service procedure. Human error is caused by many factors: carelessness, fatigue, overload, preoccupation, unfamiliarity with the product, and drugs and alcohol use, to name a few. Damage to a boat and outboard can be fixed in a short period of time, but injury or death has a lasting effect.

When replacement parts are required, use Evinrude/Johnson Genuine Parts or parts with equivalent characteristics, including type, strength and material. Using substandard parts could result in injury or product malfunction.

Torque wrench tightening specifications must be strictly followed. Replace any locking fastener (locknut or patch screw) if its locking feature becomes weak. Definite resistance to turning must be felt when reusing a locking fastener. If replacement is specified or required because the locking fastener has become weak, use only authorized Evinrude/Johnson Genuine Parts.

If you use procedures or service tools that are not recommended in this instruction sheet, YOU ALONE must decide if your actions might injure people or damage the outboard.

TO THE INSTALLER: Give this sheet to the owner. Advise the owner of any special operation or maintenance information contained in the instructions.

TO THE OWNER: Save these instructions in your owner’s kit. This document contains information important to the future use and maintenance of your engine.
 

COMPONENTS

Ref P/N Name of Part Qty

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5037454 REMOTE CONTROL ADAPTOR KIT

1

1 5036959 *LINK, CLUTCH LEVER 1
2 5036960 *LEVER, CLUTCH CONTROL 1
3 5031829 *WASHER, CLUTCH LEVER LINK 5.5x12 2
4 5030056 *WASHER, CLUTCH LEVER 6.5x18 1
5 5035272 *SPACER, CLUTCH LEVER 1
6 5030086 *PIN, CLUTCH LEVER LINK 2
7 5030990 *BOLT, CLUTCH LEVER 6x25 1
8 5036920 *LEVER, THROTTLE CONTROL 1
9 5036921 *LEVER, INTERLOCK THROTTLE 1
10 5036922 *SPRING, THROTTLE LEVER 1
11 5036923 *STAY, THROTTLE CABLE 1
12 5036924 *CABLE ASSY, THROTTLE 1
13 5034142 *WASHER, THROTTLE LEVER 6.5x20 1
14 5030988 *BOLT, THROTTLE LEVER 6x12 1
15 5030989 *BOLT, THROTTLE CABLE STAY 6x12 2
16 5032155 *CONNECTOR, R/CON CABLE 2
17 5031080 *WASHER, CONNECTOR 7x12 2
18 5030575 *CLIP, R/CON CABLE CONNECTOR 2
19 5037083 *HOLDER, SHIFT CABLE 1
20 5037084 *HOLDER, THROTTLE CABLE 1
21 5030035 *BOLT, R/CON CABLE HOLDER 6x15 4
22 5033017 *GROMMET, R/CON CABLE 1
23 5037123 *WIRE HARNESS ASSY 1
24 5036996 *HOLDER, CONNECTOR 1
25 5036992 *PLUG, STARTING SWITCH HOLE 1
26 5031690 *SCREW, CONNECTOR HOLDER 1
27 5037126 *GROMMET, CABLE 1
28 5037085 *DRAG LINK ASSY 1
29 5037088 *STEERING BRACKET KIT 1
30 5030840 *SEAL, CABLE 1


DISASSEMBLY

Read and familiarize yourself with the complete installation instructions of the remote control adaptor kit. Always test the operation of remote controls once installed.


Failure to properly install and test remote control may result in remote control malfunction and loss of control of boat.

To prevent accidental starting while servicing, disconnect battery leads from battery. Twist and remove all spark plug leads.

To prevent injury from contact with a rotating propeller, remove propeller before servicing and when running outboard on a flushing device.

1) Remove lower covers and flywheel cover.

2) Disconnect throttle cable ends from carburetor.

3) Disconnect the engine stop switch wiring from the tiller handle bracket.

4) Remove the tiller handle assembly from the outboard.

5) Disconnect the shift lever link from the shift shaft. Remove the shift lever from the outboard.

6) Remove the cable grommet and the start switch from lower cover panel.

7) Remove the adjuster lever assembly and the steering friction plate from the steering bracket.

8) Note the wire harness routing and connections. Remove the wiring harness.
 

INSTALLATION

Install the plug in the lower cover panel to seal start switch hole.

Assemble the throttle control lever, the throttle lever spring, and the throttle interlink lever. Install the assembly on the engine block using the throttle lever bolt and washer. Torque bolt to 100 in. lbs. (11 ± 2.0 Nm).

Insert one end of the shift lever link end into the shift shaft. Insert the opposite end of the shift lever link into the hole of the clutch lever. Install a washer and a cotter pin on each end of the link.

Install the clutch lever on the cylinder block using spacer, washer and bolt. Torque the bolt to 100 in. lbs. (11 ± 2.0 Nm).

Install the throttle cable stay on the cylinder block using two bolts and torque to 100 in. lbs. (11 ± 2.0 Nm).

Install the non-adjustable ends of the throttle cables on the throttle lever and the adjustable ends of the throttle cables on the throttle cam. Position cables in the throttle cable stays.

Install the wire harness connector holder on the cylinder block.

Install the connectors of the wire harness assembly on the connector holder. Install the wire harness assembly following the original routing and connections. Refer to chart below.

Connect To Connection
Oil pressure switch Ring terminal, black cover
Temperature switch White, 2-pin connector
Neutral switch Black, 2-pin connector
Rectifier/Regulator Green - bullet terminal
Oil pressure indicator Red connector
CDI Black, 8-pin connector
Ground Ring terminal, black wires
Starter motor relay Clear connector
Starter motor Ring terminal, red wire

Clamp the wire harness in the same position as the original harness.

IMPORTANT: Route wire harness carefully. Do not allow wire harness to contact moving components or to rub against sharp surfaces.
 

REMOTE CONTROL CABLE INSTALLATION

IMPORTANT: Before connecting the remote control cables to the engine, the cables must be properly installed in the remote control assembly. Refer to installation instructions for remote control.

Insert the remote control cable grommet into the shift cable holder. Install the shift cable holder (with the grommet) on the lower cover panel using two bolts and torque to 88 in. lbs. (10 ± 2.0 Nm).

Route the shift cable through the shift cable holder. Position the groove of the cable in the retaining slot of the holder.

Route the throttle cable through the grommet of the shift cable holder. Next, route the throttle cable through the throttle cable holder. Position the groove of the cable in the retaining slot of holder. Install the throttle cable holder on the lower cover panel using two bolts and torque to 88 in. lbs. (10 ± 2.0 Nm)

Position cable grommet for the lower engine cover on the remote control cables as shown.


 

THROTTLE CABLE ADJUSTMENT

IMPORTANT: Remote control throttle cable must not be connected to throttle control lever.

Align the alignment mark on the throttle control lever with the rib on the cylinder block. Keep lever in this position.

IMPORTANT: Adjust throttle linkage cables to remove all slack from cables with all alignment marks aligned as shown.

Throttle lever must be in IDLE or slowest throttle position and aligned with the rib on the cylinder block. Adjust the lengths of the throttle linkage cables to align the alignment mark on the throttle cam with the center of the throttle lever roller.

IMPORTANT: The cable connector must thread onto threaded end of cable a minimum of 0.5 in. (13 mm).

Install the cable connector onto the threaded end of the remote control cable. Screw connector in or out with the inner cable fully pulled out. Align the hole of the connector with the pin of the throttle control lever. Position the cable connector on the pin with flat surface of connector toward cylinder block. Install the washer and clip. Tighten the cable nut against the connector.

Make sure the throttle lever of the carburetor contacts the full throttle stop when the remote control lever is advanced to FULL THROTTLE or highest throttle position and contacts the idle stop when the remote control lever is returned to IDLE or slowest throttle position.


 

SHIFT CABLE ADJUSTMENTS

Make sure the remote control is in NEUTRAL.

Turn propeller shaft and move the clutch control lever (shift lever). Shift outboard between FORWARD, NEUTRAL and REVERSE. Position lever in NEUTRAL. Make sure outboard is in NEUTRAL and propeller shaft turns freely.

IMPORTANT: The cable connector must thread onto threaded end of cable a minimum of 0.5 in. (13 mm).

Install the cable connector onto the threaded end of the remote control cable. Screw connector in or out with the inner cable fully pushed in. Align the hole of the connector with the pin of the clutch control lever. Position the cable connector on the pin with flat surface of connector towards cylinder block. Install the washer and clip. Tighten the cable nut against the connector.

Turn propeller shaft and check shift operation. Make sure the shift lever moves the clutch to engage the forward and reverse gears completely.

IMPORTANT: Make sure the neutral switch is depressed when the remote control lever is in neutral position.
 

STEERING CABLE INSTALLATION

Extend the output end of the steering cable and lubricate the inner core and sliding surfaces of cable with Triple-Guard grease.

Install steering cable through tilt tube and tighten the retaining nut. Install steering cable seal.


 

STEERING ATTACHMENT KIT INSTALLATION

Install the steering attachment kit on the outboard’s steering bracket. Use the bolts and the lock washers supplied in the kit. Torque bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 ± 5.0 Nm)
 

DRAG LINK INSTALLATION

Connect drag link to the steering cable with washers and self-locking nut as shown. Tighten the nut to 88 in. lbs. (10 Nm), then back the nut off 1/8 of a turn.

Move the steering cable until hole of drag link aligns with the rear hole on the steering bracket. Connect the drag link to rear hole of bracket using the bolt, spacer, and washers as shown. Torque the bolt to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm). Install self-locking nut and torque to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).

IMPORTANT: After assembly, turn the steering wheel all the way to PORT and to STARBOARD to check for smooth and unrestricted steering operation.
 

REMOTE CONTROL WIRE HARNESS CONNECTION

Connect the remote wire harness to the connectors of the engine wire harness assembly. Position the connectors in the holder. Route the remote control wire harness through the cable grommet.

Reinstall flywheel cover and lower covers.
 

NEUTRAL START TEST


Make certain starter will not operate when the outboard is in gear. The start-in-gear prevention feature is required by the United States Coast Guard to help prevent injuries.

Use this “non running” test to make certain the starter motor will NOT operate when control lever is in FORWARD or REVERSE.

The lanyard clip may be attached to key switch or removed for the following test.

IMPORTANT: Disconnect all spark plug wires to prevent outboard from starting during test procedure.

With control handle in NEUTRAL position, turn key switch to START. The starter should operate.

With the key switch in START position and the starter cranking the engine, move control handle to FORWARD. The starter should stop as handle leaves NEUTRAL.

Release key and move control handle to NEUTRAL. Turn key to START. The starter should operate.

With key switch in START position and the starter cranking the engine, move control handle to REVERSE. The starter should stop as handle leaves NEUTRAL.
 

CHECK OPERATION

Start the engine and check shift and throttle control operation by moving the remote control lever to FORWARD and then REVERSE position.

Check emergency stop function. With outboard running at IDLE, pull safety lanyard from emergency stop switch. Outboard must stop immediately.

Make sure throttle advances to FULL THROTTLE position and returns to IDLE or slow speed position and operates smoothly.
 

LUBRICATION

Apply Triple-Guard grease to all moving parts, including throttle cables, the throttle lever, and the throttle drum.

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