Question about Boating

1 Answer

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.

Posted by on

  • cksmiles Jul 11, 2010

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



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,359 Answers

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

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

  • 3 more comments 
  • 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.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2009 Mercury bigfoot 60 outboard will not go into gear? What could be the problem? Runs fine otherwise.

Good Morning Anna,
Start At The Control Box,
1.Disconnect The Battery
2.Remove The Kill-Switch Lanyard
3.Remove Engine Cowl
Whilst Someone is turning the propeller operate the control lever into forward gear.
Check- Does The Control Cable Move a Lever At The Motor Side
Move The Control Lever Into Neutral Does The Lever Move at The Motor Side Yes /No
If Your Answer Is No Then The Problem Lies With The Control Box And Cables.
If Yes Then The Problem Lies Between The Lever You See Moving In The Engine And The Internal Gear Selectors Inside The Gear Housing.
If You Are able To Open The Gearbox And You Require Further Assistance I Can Guide You Further.
Hope This Helps

Jul 09, 2017 | Mercury Boating

1 Answer

Snow joe tiller does not run

Have you tried to reset the circuit breaker on the tiller?

Mar 14, 2014 | Snow Joe Sun Joe Tiller Joe Max 9 AMP...

1 Answer

The motor runs but the tines no longer turn

Does the drive shaft turn and the tines just spin around it ? if not then on the drive shaft there is a gear box and you need to open that up (without the machine plugged in) and check to see why the gears aren't meshing properly.

Oct 12, 2013 | Snow Joe Tiller Joe - TJ601E - 9 AMP...

1 Answer

2005 mercury 9.9 hp bigfoot motor

does it get faster with speed the clicking ? could be a bearing !

Apr 28, 2013 | Mercury Four-Stroke Outboard Motors, Model...

1 Answer

Troy- bilt electric cultivatar tb154 wont start. Could it be the overload protection button?

it could be the overload protector or the electrical cord has broken inside so it isn't getting the power it needs or the brushes in the motor have gone out

Mar 28, 2013 | Troy Bilt Tiller/Edger 26cc, Model No....

1 Answer

When you push big foot's chest his mouth opens but nothing comesout and then there's this buzz sound

From Fisher-Price Site

If Bigfoot stops working, check the following
  • Motor Stall - Was there any audible beeps from Bigfoot before he shut down: If audible beeps came from Bigfoot, a motor has stalled.
    • 1-Beep = arm motors stall
    • 2-Beeps = leg motor stall
    • 3-Beeps = head motor stall
To Fix the Motor stall:
    • Remove any obstruction from Bigfoot's path.
    • Turn the product off and then back on to restart the product.
    • If this stall condition continues to happen when no obstruction is present, there is a malfunction with Bigfoot. Please contact Consumer Relations.
In my case I had 2 buzzes and I forced the legs into the stand position. That did the trick.

Jan 14, 2011 | Mattel Fisher-Price Imaginext Big Foot

1 Answer

9-3 Aero 2002 won't start

How bad was the damage and where? Do you ahve any power at all?

Aug 03, 2009 | Saab 900 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1997 F150 4.6l cruise control does not work.where do i start?

Does Ford replaced the cruise control deactivation switch.
Vehicles involved in the recall include the following:

1998-2002 Ford Ranger
1992-1997 Lincoln Town Car
1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria
1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
1993-1995 Taurus SHO
1999-2001 Ford Explorer
1999-2001 Mercury Mountaineer
2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport
2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
1992-1993 E150-350 Vans
1997-2002 E150-350 vans
1993-1997 Ford F-Series pickups
1993 Ford Bronco
1994 Mercury Capri
2003-2004 Ford F0150 Lightning
1995-2002 Ford F53 motor homes.

May 15, 2009 | 1997 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

What type of tiller

# Gas vs. Electric * Some smaller models are electric. o Limited range based on length of extension cord. o Electric doesn't have the same amount of power as a gas-powered motor. * Most of the larger models are gas-powered. o Gas-powered machines are more powerful. o Keep in mind that gas-powered machines require more maintenance, including refueling, engine fluid changes and refills, and winterizing in cold climates.

Aug 27, 2008 | Mantis Tiller

Not finding what you are looking for?
Boating Logo

Related Topics:

373 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Boating Experts


Level 3 Expert

696 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

50270 Answers

Fabrice Wolters

Level 2 Expert

331 Answers

Are you a Boating Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides