Replacing Mercruiser Bravo trim senders

fishgrappler

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One of the wires on my starboard trim sender is completely ripped out. Has anyone ever had success replacing these without separating the gimbal ring from the housing? I looked online and saw that people have made/modified tools to do this, but it still does not look like an easy task.

It's been in this condition since I got the boat, and doesn't seem to affect anything besides the trim gauge. So if it's too much trouble I might just wait it out until I replace the bellows.

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That bolt is what I need to remove - there are two:
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That's about how much clearance I have to get to the bolts:
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Patiently waiting to be installed:
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dcarlisle

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If the wires “upstream” of the break are in good shape, we would often splice with high quality heat shrink butt connectors and a layer of heat shrink in top of that with good success. Those senders are notorious for rotting out.
 
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fishgrappler

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GREAT IDEA!! Let me know when your available to come over. Haha, just kidding... but kinda serious.

I think the wire is toast. I check for continuity and got nothing. I'm gonna move on like I said above, and have the senders replaced whenever the bellows need to be replaced.

Thanks for the reply.