Question about Minn Kota Maxxum 55 Freshwater Bow Mount Trolling Motor
Motor was not working at all, then cleaned the pins and leads and now the steering works but the propeller does not. I can hear a clicking in the motor area when I step on the control pad but nothing happens. Battery shows a full charge on charger and on test button on trolling motor. I think all connectors are clean now and I'm clicking noise in the motor makes me think that the electrical connections are OK and trying to start the motor. Any advice?
Also, the plug is wired with a Red, Orange, and black wire going to a 3 prong male plug. I want to hook this up to a battery in the garage to test so I do not have to take back to the boat. How do I do that? Is the Red positive and the black neg and the orange an on/off switch wire???? Can I directly wire the black and red pins to the battery leads?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I am not sure which trolling motor you have but click the link and scroll down to select your trolling motor the battery hookup is the last page
Posted on May 08, 2009
There is a plastic race that holds the rear of the armature inside. It can get worn out and sloppy. My 40 AT was doing this and like yours, when it's out of the water it's fine. You only hear/see the problem when the motor is under load. Mine was caused by leaving it in the water when running around the lake with my 6 hp outboard. A good MinnKota repairman can fix if he knows what he's looking for. I had to take mine to two different dealers before the problem was found. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
I own a 1995 Four Winns and what you need is a Lowrance LSM-1 depth finder unit. It accepts the two pin lead from the transducer and send the depth reading to the dashboard display via the 6-pin connector. There is also a three wire harness (red/blk/wht) that connects to a power supply.
The reason I know all this is my depth finder fried a couple years ago so I removed the Lowrance LSM-1 from the boat in order to find a replacement. Unfortunately, this was an OEM part that is not available from Four Winns or any aftermarket source. Probably your best bet is to look in a boat salvage yard or purchase an aftermarket depth finder.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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