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tilt issue

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So after pushing out from johnsons beach the other day the motor wouldn't go down...however went up just fine. I pressed the switch up and down and it would go up but not down. Hydraulic motor sounded fine and I looked at everything and no obvious problem. Eventually it was tilted up as far as it would go and after a few minutes of pushing the down switch repeatedly motor started to go down...I held the switch until motor was all the way down.

Now when I push the up switch it goes up for maybe one press in three...and down switch works for maybe 1 press in 50.

Any ideas what's going on? Seems like maybe a bad switch to me since the hydraulics sound normal...but I didn't think switches could go bad like that. Anything else I should look for before I go out and buy a new switch?

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I had the same issue on a '92 115 OMC. Turned out to be the relay box (not sure of exact term, but a sealed black box mounted near the inside transom and electrical wired through)
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