Quicksilver Commander trim switch/harness replaced

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jwiel
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Quicksilver Commander trim switch/harness replaced

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I'm hoping someone can help me here.
I replaced the trim switch and wire harness on my Commander shifter because it was broken.
Unfortunately, in the process of connecting the wiring, the box fell over and some of the parts fell out.
After much frustration, I thought I had put everything back properly until I noticed the small brass 'button' on the left in the first picture on the paper towel.
It definitely serves a purpose somewhere.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
If you see anything that looks wrong, please let me know.


Thanks.
jwiel
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Quicksilver Commander trim switch/harness replaced

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Not sure where it fits into the assembly but it looks like it may be a thrust washer or a wear bushing. You might look for any sloppy linkage connections in the shift linkage.

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JL8Jeff
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Quicksilver Commander trim switch/harness replaced

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Could it be the cam roller (#33) in the diagram here https://www.marineengine.com/parts/merc ... te-control

What year is your setup?
2001 Lowe Roughneck 1652 VT with Merc 60/45 jet 2 stroke

jwiel
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Quicksilver Commander trim switch/harness replaced

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Thanks for the reply guys.
It's a 1995 Mercury, 115 ELPTO.

The left-over part is a solid piece of brass.
I've attached a new picture for size reference. It's on the left, larger than the roller for the fast idle.
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Quicksilver Commander trim switch/harness replaced

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Is this what the part is? If so, it shows it as the roller detent #45 in the diagram here https://www.marineengine.com/parts/merc ... 900-series and unfortunately, the diagram doesn't seem to show the best how it goes together. It looks like it might be used to trigger the neutral safety switch. If that's it, check under the black arm where I circled in yellow your picture. I would check my setup, but I know I don't have the neutral safety hooked up with my jet, I can start my motor with it in forward.

edit: check your wires I circled in pink, it looks like you forgot to connect those.
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2001 Lowe Roughneck 1652 VT with Merc 60/45 jet 2 stroke

jwiel
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Quicksilver Commander trim switch/harness replaced

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Yes, that's it! Thanks Jeff!
And thanks for your keen eye as well!