I have a Quicksilver 3000 Classic side mount control box with a bad trim/tilt switch. I have purchased a replacement trim/tilt switch and wire harness (switch is bad since trim/tilt degraded in function over time but the other switches still work on the motor and in front of boat).
Problem is I can't get the control box loose from the side of the boat (it is crammed tight into a 1997 17.5' SeaRay). Yesterday I removed every nut/bolt/screw I could find and still can't get to the switch or anywhere else. Including a set screw in the base of the throttle assembly.
Only screws I couldn't remove:
a phillips head screw on the greasy side where the control cables link up; a phillips head screw on the throttle arm that is inaccessible by any screwdriver I got unless the throttle arm is first removed.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. These things cannot be that complicated????????