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    Default Wiring harness adapter to late model?

    Iv'e heard of a cable that will adapt my current controls for my 85' 140 w/ t&t to a 96' and newer outboard. Can someone fill me in on this. Is this a decent way to go or am I better off with new controls anyway? Where/what does it convert?

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    Default Re: Wiring harness adapter to late model?

    your control is 21 years old, is it still in good condition, wiring harness,cables.
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    I would say my controls are in fair condition. I was just thinking maybe I could cut the cost of this repower.

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    Default Re: Wiring harness adapter to late model?

    There are a couple adaptor cables to adapt 96' and newer engines to 95' and older controls. Would work for you if your trying to keep costs' down. One kit is just a cable adaptor...runs around $60. The other I believe will adapt your rig to system check set up....runs around $200+ I think. Don't know what engine your considering but check with your local J/Rude dealer for more details.
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    Default Re: Wiring harness adapter to late model?

    Is this the control box I would need for the 96'/97'motor? If so, what other harnesses would I need? I believe I have an updated oil tank with the sensor in it.

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    Default Re: Wiring harness adapter to late model?

    That box will connect up to any 96 and newer motor. You will need a harness to to go from the box to the engine. Check with your local John/Rude dealer.
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    Default Re: Wiring harness adapter to late model?

    you will also need the shift and throttle cables, if you can't reuse the old ones.
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    Default Re: Wiring harness adapter to late model?

    Thanks for the help everyone. I stopped by my Evinrude dealer today and bought the adapter harness. It sound like this should work out good for now.

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