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  1. Ottawaguy

    Trim motor help

    Thanks to all for the help! It was indeed one of the theories posted above, it turned out that battery connections just needed a good cleaning and everything is working now.
  2. Ottawaguy

    Trim motor help

    Sorry, I missed your (g) point. I will try to look in the morning. Thanks!
  3. Ottawaguy

    Trim motor help

    Yes, everything else seems fine. Engine starts, radio starts, I was able to use the 12v lighter plug to inflate something. I didn't check the lights (never use it at night). OK, will clean the terminus and lugs. Yes, they are the same. If I measure at the screw or at the battery. Hmm.. it is the original battery, about 10 years old (2008). OK, will check. This happens with both trim up or trim down buttons (tested from the trim button on the boat throttle) I didn't check the green wire, its lower, harder to access. I can try again in the morning. If it was a short, I suppose it would be around where the solenoids are? I was thinking of taking it to the marina to have them look at it. I guess if there is a short, I would probably have to take the trim pump out and give everything a good cleaning. I'm not sure I'm comfortable disconnecting all of that stuff. Thanks!
  4. Ottawaguy

    Trim motor help

    Here are two photos. There is a red knob next to the battery, it shuts off power to most of the stuff on the boat, but not everything. When I turn this know off/on it seems to temporarily recover the trim pump. On the right is a picture of the trim pump. There is a message that says "Warning screw is connected to battery positive!". When I measure the voltage here, I normally get about 12.6 volts. I was able to measure the screw where the blue wire is connected while it was in working state, while the motor was raising it was about 10-11 volts (I guess because the pump is taking power it isn't measure a full 12.6 anymore). It seemed like there was a current on the blue wire of about 10 to 11 vdc, regardless of the direction the trim was going (up or down), this was when it was working and moving. Not sure if that makes sense. However, when the problem happens, there is no voltage detected on the blue wire connection when I try to trim up or down. As well, the live screw connected to the battery positive, when I measure it in when things aren't working, it says 12.5 V or so (without pressing the trim up/down buttons) but as soon as I trim up or down the voltage drops to 0 until we release the trim button. This last bit sounds interesting, do you know what it means? Thanks
  5. Ottawaguy

    Trim motor help

    So it appears if I turn the battery cut off switch near my battery on/off, it seems to reset something and the trim works (for a bit and stops again). I guess the voltages W wants me to measure are under this part that have the live power? There is a screw in the middle (I guess that is where power comes in) and then it goes out to the blue and green wires. I need to take this apart to find a place to measure if power goes out to the blue/screen wires. This is what W is requesting right?
  6. Ottawaguy

    Trim motor help

    Where would the breaker for the trim motor be? I have breakers under the dash where the steering wheel is. I didn’t see any for the trim thanks
  7. Ottawaguy

    Trim motor help

    I replaced the 20amp fuse with a new one. It didn’t make any difference. i just tried again today and it sounded like it was working! I heard the noise that I thibk is normal. So I went to the back of the boat to try the one near the ladder (so I could watch the motor to see if it was working) and then it gave out as soon as I pressed the button. Now it is like yesterday, doesn’t even make any noise when I try to trim up or down. does that narrow things down? i will make measurements sometime today to see if 12 vdc and ground is ok thanks
  8. Ottawaguy

    Trim motor help

    OK, great. If power isn't coming out of the solenoids, then it is just wiring or the solenoids right? Is there any chance it is the 110 Amp fuse? Thanks
  9. Ottawaguy

    Trim motor help

    I will test with multimeter that the 12 vdc is reaching the solenoid bank and that the ground is ok. If those things are both OK, it means something is wrong with the harness? A loose wire or corrosion could be the cause? Also, I was going to try and connect the 12vdc directly to the blue or green wire to see if the pump will raise/lower the motor. I guess this will eliminate the pump. I'll get back out there later on today and try to troubleshoot. Thanks!
  10. Ottawaguy

    Trim motor help

    I have a 2008 190 ssi with mercruiser ebgine. Was out for a cruise, docked somewhere (put up he motor a bit to dock) and when we left, the trim wasn’t working at all. We hadn’t done much, just docked and inflated something with 12v pimp plugged into the boat. It doesn’t even make any noise or clicking when we try to raise or lower trim. Tried the controls at the back of the bait near the ladder as well. I tried to replace the 20amp fuse it didn’t help. any idea what could be wrong? I guess it could be solenoid, but I think I have a separate up and down, would both go out at the same time? I think there is also a 110amp fuse I can try to replace. Could it be this? finally I suppose it could be a loose wire somewhere, I did try to push everything near the trim motor in, but it didn’t do anything. any advice would be helpful. thanks
  11. Ottawaguy

    What is this thing?

    It is probably a stupid question, but I was trying to figure out why my radio isn’t working on a used 190ssi 2008 I just bought. I noticed this part under the steering area is making a high pitch him. What part is this? Is it some kind of fuse? thanks
  12. Ottawaguy

    Attaching the ladder to boat

    Ok, so finally i used duck tape and the end of a mop my wife bought at a dollar store. Just tape the washer and nut and somebody on the top screws it in while you hold it in place from the bottom. You can pull the screw up from the top while you keep screwing to get it right, any leftover duck tape on the bottom just helped create friction so you could tighten it from the top, as the solution was only sturdy enough to get the screw started into the nut. thanks for all of your help and suggestions
  13. Ottawaguy

    Attaching the ladder to boat

    Oh, so it's open to below? From the motor area somewhere? But it is just hard to reach. Thanks, that helps.
  14. Ottawaguy

    Attaching the ladder to boat

    I have a 2008 chaparral 190ssi that I recently purchased. I have the ladder, but it wasn't attached and the screws are missing. How do I attach this to the boat? It looks hollow inside the existing holes where the ladder should attach. Thanks in advance.
  15. Ottawaguy

    Replacing fuel gauge on my 190ssi

    The cover of the fuel gauge on my 2008 190ssi is broken. Is this something i can easily replace myself? How do you do it? What part/parts do i need to get? Thanks
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