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    PWCToday.com Is My Home Away From Home justforfun's Avatar
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    Trim fix for under 20 bucks

    Just thought I would pass this on to help a few people fix there trim on the cheep. I buy ski's to re-sell and most have bad trims so this is what I came up with. I think the Seadoo trim a waste of time but some people like it so here is what I came up with and it works like a charm. No stop for the trim motor but if you are smart enough to look at the gauge you will have no problems. I have put on about 150 miles on the ski I put it on in the last month using it a-lot with no issues at all. Hope this helps someone.
    The black box is also radio shack at 2.99 and they have the rubber grommets in a bag for 2 bucks

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    Trim-Fix
    Start by checking the vts motor; disconnect both wires inside box and jumper wires negative to positive on battery and motor should rotate… Reverse the wires to check rotation the other direction. If the motor doesn’t turn remove the two screws on the motor and check the armature and brushes you might get lucky by cleaning them up and save a other-wise bad vts motor and add a-little grease to the shaft ends.

    After you wire up the relays the trim gauge will work if it is any good.
    Cut the green/white and the blue/ white wires from the vts 6 pin connector (switch side) but leave the other wires un-touched so you will have a vts gauge when you are done plus the vts switches will still have the original ground.

    When I did mine I ran new wires from the vts motor through the back of housing by drilling a hole and sealing it up with 5200

    I bought the relays at radio shack part # 275-0001 for 6.95 each so after wire and connectors you will be in less then 20 bucks. The relays can be put in a small watertight box and then just drill a hole for the wires to exit and seal them up.

    If you wired it up correct everything will work just look at the gauge for trim position because with the relays the power will stay on as long as you have the button pushed.

    Make sure you pay attention when you wire the relays if you hear a buzz when you push your vts switch you screwed up on the wireing.
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    Re: Trim fix for under 20 bucks

    I'm still waiting to install mine, its sitting in the trunk ready to go !

    I'll be over sometime this week ...
    (ps you missed a great ride yesterday)
    The problem with normal is that it just keeps getting worse...

    I would rather sit than quit...
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    Re: Trim fix for under 20 bucks

    ya ya ya Go figure it was raining real bad here and I have been riding with you after your weather report and it wasn't pretty. LOL
    You need to get by and we will get it done.

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    Re: Trim fix for under 20 bucks

    update... This module was installed on my XP and it worked great !
    so kudo's ! and props, or whatever they call it these days.
    The problem with normal is that it just keeps getting worse...

    I would rather sit than quit...
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    Re: Trim fix for under 20 bucks

    Quote Originally Posted by Spim View Post
    update... This module was installed on my XP and it worked great !
    so kudo's ! and props, or whatever they call it these days.
    Always happy to help a Friend Now let's ride and get off the computer for awhile.

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    Re: Trim fix for under 20 bucks

    What size are the relays? Thanks for the writeup, I just bought a trim fix box for $100 grrrrrrrr

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    Re: Trim fix for under 20 bucks

    Quote Originally Posted by The Angry Snail View Post
    What size are the relays? Thanks for the writeup, I just bought a trim fix box for $100 grrrrrrrr
    I have the part numbers from radio shack on the doc that is attached to the file. I'm not saying that the trim fix you bought isn't worth a 100 bucks because it is. I posted this because some of us out there will not spend the money on getting a trim working on a seadoo and the labor involved was done in my spare time. Some people cannot screw in a light-bulb anyway so they would be money ahead to buy one from the guy that sells them.
    If I can do the job myself it probably wont get done but then again I always try to make poor look good.

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    Re: Trim fix for under 20 bucks

    Quote Originally Posted by justforfun View Post
    I have the part numbers from radio shack on the doc that is attached to the file. I'm not saying that the trim fix you bought isn't worth a 100 bucks because it is. I posted this because some of us out there will not spend the money on getting a trim working on a seadoo and the labor involved was done in my spare time. Some people cannot screw in a light-bulb anyway so they would be money ahead to buy one from the guy that sells them.
    If I can do the job myself it probably wont get done but then again I always try to make poor look good.
    It's a great module - but we built our race car on an extreme budget, that's how I like to do things. Make it myself or figure out an easier (cheaper) way to do something.

    Section 8 Racing ftw

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    Re: Trim fix for under 20 bucks

    Quote Originally Posted by The Angry Snail View Post
    It's a great module - but we built our race car on an extreme budget, that's how I like to do things. Make it myself or figure out an easier (cheaper) way to do something.

    Section 8 Racing ftw

    www.skilledit.com
    Nice site and it's looks like you are having fun.

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    Re: Trim fix for under 20 bucks

    dont understand how to "wire up the relays" do they go between the switch and motor to allow it to go up and down like the original ones ?

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