Re: [OMC-Boats] Evinrude pushbutton to Johnson/OMC control conversion

From: Lee Shuster <lks@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 08:07:44 -0600

I'm slightly confused by your e-mail and photos.

1) If you are asking whether you can use your existing Evinrude
throttle cable on the Johnson control? Then I believe the answer is
yes, both J&E controls hook up to the same throttle cable.

2) Your boat helm wiring must be adapted or modified to incorporate
the safety lockout feature AND the Johnson remote control switch must
have 5-wires not 3. You didn't show the electrical connector in your
pictures or specifically say whether the Johnson has the appropriate

3) As you didn't save the old e-mails, you might not remember that if
the Johnson control has the improper switch for the later Hydro-
electric Outboards hooking it up to your electric stringer will
potentially cause lower case damage engaging both shift coils (F/R) at
the same time. You can order the new five-wire switch from Hansen
Marine in Salt LAke City, listed on my site:

4) There is a very high probability that the switch shown in your
remote control is already defective or will soon become defective.
This is a well-known "achilles heel," of this remote control design.


On Sep 24, 2009, at 8:17 PM, Scott Veazie wrote:

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Received on Friday, 25 September 2009

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