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    Default Knob on throttle control???

    Sorry I don't have a picture of this, but I'll try to explain.

    I have a US Marine throttle control that has the key start built into the end of the control box. Right next to the key is a black knob. What is that knob for? It is not the lanyard kill switch. I pulled the knob off and inside is a hex-head bolt.
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    Default Re: Knob on throttle control???

    Pull that knob to disengage the shift cable. You use that when you just want throttle control without shifting into gear (warming up the engine).

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    Default Re: Knob on throttle control???

    The knob that I am referring to is directly under the key in your picture. It doesn't appear to be a knob that you pull. It does turn, however. If I want to warm up the engine, I push the button on the center of the shift lever and move the throttle handle forward.
    Geeco
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    1988 Force 85 hp
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    Default Re: Knob on throttle control???

    Anyone know where to get a new/used US Marine Side Mount Control box?

    Lost the metal clips that hold the cables secure in the dang thing.

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