Trolling motor wiring question

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by ducktrooper, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. ducktrooper

    ducktrooper Well-Known Member

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    I'm using my Minnkota in the bow of my boat and I flipped the head around. Now, how do I rewire so my forward and reverse gears are correct? I have 5 wires and terminals...red, red/black, black, yellow, white.

    I recall reading awhile back that you have to reverse the wiring....but I don't know which ones. Thanks.
     
  2. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    I did not have to do it on my traxis.

    On the transom prop is facing away from boat
    handle is facing boat
    flip head/handle and leave it turning it> rt is forward :)
     

  3. disporks

    disporks I Love microskiff.com!

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    After turning the head you shouldnt need to do anything with the wiring just re install, although now that i think about it my two motors are motorguide so it may be different
     
  4. ducktrooper

    ducktrooper Well-Known Member

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    Mine must be different. I have it mounted on a bow mount TM extension...with it set up same way as it would be on back transom.....only head is flipped.
     
  5. fsae99

    fsae99 I Love microskiff.com!

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    What model tm are you using? As stated in previous post it should not need rewire. the prop should be facing the same way. Check the battery wires do you have them reversed?