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I have a 2002 electric start, 9.9 Mercury Bigfoot. It is a tiller model..I am trying to make it into a remote controlled motor. I have a Quicksilver Control unit, key operated... Can I change this motor over to utilize my Controls? The last Mercury 9.9 ran from the controls..but it was stolen.

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  • cksmiles Jul 11, 2010

    Thank you, you have been very helpful! I appreciate your research and not blowing me off!



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Check out this company for a remote steering kit.

Is your boat between 8 to 20'?

I hope the picture come though.

You may have to print this page to get the full view of the picture on the remote control cable requirement and measurement.

I only has the new Mercury catalog at home. I will check an 2002 book for official Mercury "remote / big tiller kit" for Bigfoot on Sunday morning.

I will email you more information around 2pm PST Sunday.

SS141 Teleflex Rack Steering

(Free Wheel) 14 Foot System
TheTeleflex Rack features the precision and comfort of four turnslock-to-lock and replaces 1984-date Teleflex and Morse rack steeringwithout dash modifications. (Requires use of included SSC134 Back MountRack cable.) For single station use only. Components are available fordual cable systems, but we recommend No-FeedBack steering for all dualcable steered outboards. Precise, easy 4 turns lock-to-lock. Fast, easyinstallation: back mount design allows quick placement in dash PLUSmounting hardware fits industry-standard Telflex "The Rack" and MorseCommand 200 rack holes.
How to measure for Rack Steering System
I have a 2002 electric start, 9.9 Mercury Bigfoot. - measure.jpg

HowTo Determine Cable Length. For New Installation: Measure cable routingpath in boat as follows: A= Center line of wheel to gunwale. B= Dash totransom. C= Gunwale to centerline of cable connection at the center ofthe tiller. For Tilt Tube Mounting, add A, B & C + 6", round up tonext even foot. For Transom/Splashwell/Stringer Support Mounting, addA, B & C, then subtract 6" and round up to the next even foot.Measure Existing Cable as Follows: Measure Existing Cable as Follows:Measure Existing Cable as follows: Measure plastic cable jacket(casing, dimension "Y") in inches, add 30", and round up to the nexteven foot. Order that length cable. If you have any questions about howto measure for your cable call toll free. 1-888-923-6558

Cables available 8ft-18 & 20ft.
Please call for Additional Sizes

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  • cksmiles Jul 11, 2010

    Thank you for this info. I'm looking for a kit to convert the outboard to a remote... as far as steering I can utilize a tie bar. I hooked the battery cables and gas line up, just need to find the way to convert the shift and throttle to control cables, choke and ignition conversion also. From the wiring diagrams I believe my Quicksilver controls are for an 8 pin Bigfoot a 14 pin (once converted) ?

    The picture and/or link you sent did not come through.

    Thanks for any more info you have for me!

  • Vincent_G
    Vincent_G Jul 11, 2010

    Can you identify the color on the wiring inside the Bigfoot twist handle and internal wiring inside the QControl?

    Purple, Green and Red are the default control wires to tilt sensor on QSilver.

    Making a 14 to 15 pin adapter is not a tough task but getting the correct pin-out is not easy.

    I will do my research if your are an above average do it yourself person.

  • cksmiles Jul 11, 2010

    I'm above average in intelligence, so do some research for me. :-) Ok here is what I see as the wire colors

    Tiller Handle

    Red Yellow/Red
    Black Black/Yel



    Black going to ground and then to key
    Black going to ground and then to run switch

    Gray looping into cable ? Doesn't connect at control.

    I looked at the throttle connection and shift connection, I believe I can hook up the remote cables to both of these. Question... is there a cover that in the event I need to take of shift lever box, will go on to keep out water? Tiller handle same question.

    Thanks! Connie

  • Vincent_G
    Vincent_G Jul 11, 2010

    Information on 6 pin system plug.

    Just for reference on color convention system.

    This is not what you need.

    Please bookmark it just for reference and compare not with other expert's color codes/wiring diagram.

    Link is HERE (6 pin plug)

  • Vincent_G
    Vincent_G Jul 11, 2010

    This site has a lot of color code information.

    Link HERE

    I strongly recommend you to call QControl at

    QuickSilver Controls, Inc

    712 Arrow Grand Circle

    Covina, CA. 91722


    +1 626-384-4760

    888-660-3801 (USA Only)

    +1 626-384-4761


    Sales Email

    Support Email

    and ask for an adapter cable to mate both system.

    More information from iBoat forum.

    Black - All Ground

    Brown - Reference Electrode MerCathode System

    Orange - Anode Electrode MerCathode System

    Lt. Blue/White Stripe - Trim UP Switch

    Lt. Green/White Stripe - Trim DOWN Switch

    Brown/White Stripe - Trim Sender to Trim Gauge

    Purple/White Stripe - Trim "Trailer" Switch

    Gray - Tachometer Signal

    Black/Yellow Stripe - Shorting or Stop Circuit

    Pink - Fuel Sender to Gauge

    Red - Unprotected Wire from Battery

    Red/Purple Stripe - Protected (Fused) Wire from Battery

    Red/Purple Stripe - Protected (12 Volt +) to Trim Panel Control

    Purple - Ignition (Switch) to 12 Volt Positive

    Tan - Temperature Switch to Warning Horn

    Tan - Temperature Sender to Temperature Gauge

    Tan/Blue Stripe - Temperature Switch to Warning Horn

    Yellow - Starter Solenoid to Starter Motor

    Yellow - Stator to Regulator (Charging Circuit)

    Yellow/Red Stripe - Start Switch to Start Solenoid to Neutral Start Switch

    Yellow/Black Stripe - Choke (Enrichener System)

    Green with Color Stripe - Switch Box to Coil - Striped and Numbered

    White/Black Stripe - Bias Circuit (Switch Boxes)

    Blue with a with stripe

    Green with a white stripe

    Black with a white stripe

    Yellow wit a red stripe

    Yellow with a black stripe

    Black with a yellow stripe

    Brown with a blue stripe






    I hope your can enjoy your boat soon.

    Please do not forget to give me a good rating.



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