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My trim gauge is pegged in the up position. This is a Bravo drive.
What could be wrong and where do I need to start troubleshooting first ?


Thanks. :)
 

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You need to take your bravo drive off and put a Donzi in front of it, then you'll be fine! :D
Wait a minute, my trim gauge is stuck in the up position too. :(
uhhhh, disregard that.
 

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There is a left and right sensor, correct ?

When I first bought this boat, the gauge flickered some. I took the sensors apart and cleaned the contacts. This cured that problem. I`m sure the gauge is fine.
Should I just buy new sensors ? Where is a good (cheap) source ?
 

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DonMan said:
There is a left and right sensor, correct ?

When I first bought this boat, the gauge flickered some. I took the sensors apart and cleaned the contacts. This cured that problem. I`m sure the gauge is fine.
Should I just buy new sensors ? Where is a good (cheap) source ?
one is a sender for the gage, the other is the limit switch so you dont overtrim while running.
 

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RCHEVELLE71 said:
one is a sender for the gage, the other is the limit switch so you dont overtrim while running.
Which is which ?? They look the same from the outside. :confused:
 

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Hey DM,
Standing at the rear of the boat the sending unit is on your right(starboard side) and the limit sender is on your left(port side). I have had the same issues with my boat and never had a problem with the limit, but the gauge(sending unit) has given me tons of grief. I believe to replace the wiring you have a bunch of work to do on the gimble assembly but not sure. I was told that by one of our local marina's. Let me know how difficult it is to fix if you would as mine is still giving me fits.
 

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I had the wires start to bare and fray where they were molded into the sender on an Alpha. Looked like extension cord stuff. They short between the 2. I coated each with "liquid electrical tape" (vinyl insulating stuff in a can w/ brush on top) and it fixed 'em.
 

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This post just saved my butt. I was working on my V3 last night and took a look at my limit switch and senders just because I read this post.

The insulation on the limit switch had crumbled off so I used my liquid insulation to fix it!

Thanks guys!!! :D
 

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I'm currently doing the gimble ring replacement, and I'm going to replace the trim sender and limit switch while they're accessible. Here's a pic of the gimble removed. As you can see, the wiring goes through the transom above the driveshaft opening. It's not that bad of a job, especially with the J-R Marine kit. You can find the switches on e-bay for $70+15 shipping. Local marine parts place wants $100+tax(about 8).
 

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