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My new Fontaine has a crt set up and I like it, except I only have two buttons, 1 in 1 out on one of the three spokes on the wheel, I would like to have 2 buttons on each spoke instead of just one spoke, anyone know where to get them?? I assume you just wire them with a diode in line should be easy.????Right
 

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Nigle,
If you want me to take a crack at it call me. I've been known to connect a wire or two in my day. I believe you're spot on with your diode theroy.
 

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I have CRT on my Checkmate.

One switch on each side of the wheel.

Both switches will work the trim up & down.

Push the switch up for up and then push the same switch down for down.

Sounds like all you need to replace is the switches with a double throw switch.
 

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CRT= cordless rotary trim. Puts your drive trim switches in the steering wheel without having a cord dangling/wrapped around the helm.

You can simply add extra push buttons switches and wire them in parallel to the existing switches. No need for diodes, just switch to switch. This is providing you want all the switches to operate as the same on each spoke.

Fountain only uses 3 of the 5 or 6 wire leads coming out of the CRT unit for the drive trim. So you could use the unused leads for tabs, but that moght lead to confusion what switches do what. ;)

I picked up an extra CRT unit with switches yrs ago dirt cheap. The switches are almost impossible to find. Best bet to find the same ones is to find someone who removed their CRT unit and buy theirs. Or just buy all new matching switches.
 

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I have two of them for sale...complete with three switches..one on each spoke

steering wheels , rotary helms etc
 

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Guess you call it that, just like your trim switches on your throttle levers. Allows you to trim w/o removing your hands from the steering wheel for those racing conditions. ;)
 

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Second Effort Performance invented the CRT unit back in the eighties, in Lake Hamilton, Florida. Marketed under their Mach Performance line of performance outboard and sterndrive accessories. Gary Garbrecht owned Second Effort. Gary went to work at Fountain for a short time, after closing Second Effort, bringing his propellor and accessory parts with him. Reggie & Gary could'nt get along, as in the past, but leaving the CRT units with Fountain to market. If they are still incorporating the military spec rocker switches, I have some new ones for $25.00 each. Used for $20.00 each. They are single pole, double throw, MIL-Spec rockers, which means they are hermetically sealed, completely waterproof, etc. Be aware of other switches on the market that are called "MIL-Spec Type", but are NOT MIL-Spec, but sold at MIL-Spec prices. True single-pole MIL-Spec rockers sell for $75.00 each. Double poles sell for a bit more. Hope this helps.
 

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This is the way my switches are, this pic has 3 sets like I want mine only has one set, hence this thread
 

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Jim5656 said:
I have two of them for sale...complete with three switches..one on each spoke

steering wheels , rotary helms etc
please give me a call, 315 952 6729 Thanks
 

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Hi Nolan I know this is an old post, but thought I'd give it a shot. I have a '93 Fountain with the CRT on it. I'm actually trying to remove the steering column so I can remove and redo my dash panel. But I can't find anything online for installation/removal of the CRT. There is a bolt in the center that continues to turn but never does anything else and I have no idea how to take the CRT off so I can remove the rest of the steering wheel assembly behind it so I can get my dash panel off. Any ideas or do you have any old instruction manuals for this product? My email is [email protected] Thanks Scott
 
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