identifying switch on engine trim panel

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  1. A-Div

    A-Div Member

    44
    Oct 22, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    320 Sundancer 2006
    Twin Merc 6.2 III I/O
    On my cockpit panel, there is a separate panel with the port and starboard engine trim switches. To the left of those switches is a third switch. Its part number/description is
    BODY, ROCK SW DPST MOM (note - indicates a type of rocker switch)
    (PART OF PANEL 845818)(TRAILER)

    The owners manual does not refer to it specifically and I have not used it. No indicator light and when I press it nothing seems to happen. Can someone help me as to what it is for? I cannot describe the insignia on it - looks like something pivoting on a cam. Thank you.
     
  2. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    266
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp, 9.9 hp Mercury
    Can you get a picture? Might make it easier.
     
  3. A-Div

    A-Div Member

    44
    Oct 22, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    320 Sundancer 2006
    Twin Merc 6.2 III I/O
    I will be on the boat this weekend, so will get a pic then. Thx
     
  4. Krazzeeddie

    Krazzeeddie Member

    42
    Sep 21, 2017
    Michigan, Lake Saint Clair
    370 Sundancer, 1993
    Avon Rib, Merc 15hp
    Baja 240 Sport, For fun.
    454 Merc... V Drives
    In your information it looks like you have IO's and the switch your are explaining sounds like the switch used when trailering a boat for raising the drives up beyond the normal trim switch so the drives do not get damaged while tralering the boat.

    Just a thought.
     
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  5. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    To take the cheap way out manufacturers use a single switch for trailer operation instead of a switch for each drive.
     
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  6. A-Div

    A-Div Member

    44
    Oct 22, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    320 Sundancer 2006
    Twin Merc 6.2 III I/O
    I think that is the answer. : ) Makes sense, and the part # has trailer in the description. In that case, I can continue to ignore it. I don't trailer it and the marina doesn't trim up the outdrives when hauling out. Thank you.
     
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  7. DarkJester

    DarkJester Member

    138
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    Rocker Switch Double Pole Single Throw momentary.
    I'd bet it's your "Trailer" switch for your IO's.
     
  8. A-Div

    A-Div Member

    44
    Oct 22, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    320 Sundancer 2006
    Twin Merc 6.2 III I/O
    Thanks for that translation. : )
     

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