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How to get wires out of the shaft?

Im changing the shaft on my trolling motor and i got the shaft loose from the top and bottom but don't see how to get the wires loose. I tried to take apart the control panel and all the screws are rusted and just crumble when i try to take them out. What should i do.

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Carefully drill out
the screws the are not removable to remove the cover. you will have to take apart the motor housing marking the outside for orientation for reassembly. this is critical as it could run backwards if improperly reassembled. you will need a seal kit for the motor as well. the wires that go to the coil pack in the nosecone are not removable. call the 800 number on the upper part of the motor for minn kota to ask any questions and to order new screws and a seal kit and any other needed parts. make sure motor is not attached to the battery at any time you are working on it. good luck.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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