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06-27-2016, 03:47 PM
I have a 1996 22 Classic with the OEM Mercruiser 3000 throttle assembly. The drive trim button is on the throttle (up/dwn). Currently the "down" works intermittently. It seems as though it has to be depressed a certain way for it to work.

Is there a way to take that switch apart for inspection? It feels like a loose connection.

mc donzi
06-28-2016, 09:11 AM
I had a similar issue a couple of years ago. My problem ended up being a corroded connection just before the trim pump.

Take the connection apart, spray it with an electrical contact cleaner(WD 40 will work in a pinch). Keep in mind that the engine compartment is usually damp that leads to corrosion.

Its worth a try before taking the trim control apart.

Good Luck.

Pat McPherson
06-28-2016, 01:18 PM
Had the issue on a couple of boats and it's always been connections or a solenoid at the pump.

06-29-2016, 12:38 PM
Thanks for the replies. I will check it this weekend and report back.

06-30-2016, 06:18 AM
The only time I have seen it be the button was on my brother in laws volvo.