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Old 04-09-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default How to take apart merc control

Anybody know how to take the shift/throttle arm off a panel mounted remote control for a merc? It's an MPC 4000 panel mount control. It's pretty similar to many remotes I've handled, except the box containing most of the mechanism is on the back of a panel (which I have removed for accessibility to the entire control box) while the shift/throttle lever is on the cockpit side of the panel. I can't figure out how to release the lever from the control box. It has a pushbutton that you depress to allow throttle without shifting (warm up lever) and I'm pretty sure I need to get that button out to access a nut under it, but I've tried every trick I can think of and can't get it apart. Help!

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Old 04-10-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Happened to see this on another site. Hope it will help.
http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=315923&page=1
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:46 PM   #3
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Awesome! I tried a gazillion different things but I didn't try THAT. I bet that'll do the trick, thanks.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:17 PM   #4
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The trick is to put the handle in forward and then remove the button. You'd think it should be in neutral but no... it has to be in forward gear. It returns the same way.

Had the same issue... frustrating huh!
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:16 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! That did the trick.
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