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

From: Lee Shuster <Lee.Shuster@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:47:07 -0600

a) Re-using the same throttle cable should not be a problem. Check the illustrated parts guides on line to make sure.

b) You can view the color wiring diagram for the interlock wiring changes required between the remote control and the helm. Fairly easy to do. You'll probably need to replace the connector with something else.

c) All the OMC OEM single lever controls and the Johnson single levers are identical except for their decals.

From: omc-boats-bounces@... [] On Behalf Of Scott Veazie
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 9:00 AM
To: omc-boats@...
Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Evinrude pushbutton to Johnson/OMC control conversion

Hey Lee,

Thanks for all the information, I'll clarify further on what I have.

I bought an actual OMC Stern Drive labeled black box, one that OMC sold to 3rd party mfrs for the electric shift stern drive, so it's the correct setup. The guy I got it from had already tested it, so I don't have to worry about that, for now. I plan on keeping my Evinrude controls as a backup. This controller does have the five wire plug on it, so I'd either need to not use the extra two wires, or do the smart thing and adapt in the lockout feature. It's for sure not a Johnson Hydro-electric, it's a true OMC electric shift unit. I was mainly concerned with reusing my Evinrude cable, and adapting in the five-wire setup.


From: lks@...
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 08:07:44 -0600
To: omc-boats@...
Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Evinrude pushbutton to Johnson/OMC control conversion

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 switch.

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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