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Trim/Tilt Conversion Kit P/N 174290

Manufacturer BRP Marine
Engine Type Outboard
Repair Time 30 to 60 mins
Repair Difficulty Easy
Sections 1

Safety Considerations

These instructions will alter you to certain things you should do very carefully. If you don't, you could...

  • hurt yourself or bystanders
  • hurt boat operator, passengers
  • damage the machinery

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The important safeguards and instructions appearing in these directions cannot cover all possible conditions or situations that occur. The person following these directions must use common sense, caution and care.

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This kit permits installing an in-dash trim/tilt switch to activate the trim/tilt system on all OMC® Stern Drive, OMC Sea Drive®, Evinrude®, and Johnson® trim/tilt models when remote control handle mounted trim/tilt switch is not used. Dual engine installation requires two kits.

1. Check contents of kit.

Ref. Name of Part Qty
1 Jumper Wire 1
2 Trim Switch Assembly 1
3 Remote Control Applique 1
4 Mounting Screws 2

2. When selecting a location for the trim/tilt switch, the following should be considered:

  • Back side of mounting area must be free of electrical wires.

  • Back side of mounting area must be free of steering cables and hoses.

  • Trim/tilt cable must be long enough to ensure good connections.

3. Drill a 35 mm (1 3/8 in.) diameter hole for the trim/tilt switch.

4. Use the trim/tilt switch and bezel as a template. Position bezel so mounting holes are horizontal. Make sure words on bezel are properly positioned. Use center punch or awl to mark both mounting screw holes. Drill two 3 mm (1/8 in.) diameter holes.

5. Route trim/tilt cable (C) from back side of the 35 mm (1 3/8 in.) diameter hole and connect male connector (B) of jumper wire assembly.

6. Install female plug (A) of jumper wire onto back of trim/tilt switch.

7. Install trim/tilt switch assembly into the 35 mm (1 3/8 in.) hole and secure plate with two mounting screws.

8. Secure trim/tilt cable and jumper wire to back of dash to avoid strain on connectors.

9. Install applique to remote control handle if desired.

10. Test the trim/tilt switch for correct operation. When switch is in "up" position, unit should raise.

0174290 - Trim/Tilt Conversion Kit