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Thread: How to Replace Pedal Position Sensor (throttle position sensor) and calibrate it

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Vacaville, CA
    2007 Tige' 22VE'

    How to Replace Pedal Position Sensor (throttle position sensor) and calibrate it

    There seems to be a smattering of info all over this forum so I thought I put together a how to, to combine it all. I did this on my Marine Power 5.7L Vortec installed into my 2007 Tige 22Ve


    I was having trouble with my throttle responding (the engine would start and transmission would go in gear but no engine response but Idle rev) No audible warning either. If I turned the boat off and on again it would some time work but not all the time. Lots of people have talked about replacing the throttle position sensor or the actual part is called the Pedal Position Sensor (PPS) or throttle potentiometer because we use car engines that are adapted to Marine use. So I decided to do that.

    Obtain the replacement Part: (check that your part number is the BEI 9861 pot before ordering the one in the link)


    1) Disconnect safety switch under cockpit (two spade connectors)
    2) Cut zip tie on the heater duct and slide off duct
    3) Pop off screw covers on the throttle side panel (they pop off with a flat head screw driver if slightly and gently pried)IMG_2785.jpg
    4) Remove the 6 or 7 panel screws
    5) Pull Side panel out and up to get it over the throttle bezel and throttle lever. (the throttle lever isn't attached to the panel)
    6) Remove the 4 screws that hold on the throttle lever assembly and attached it to the side fiberglass wall.
    7) pull the throttle lever assembly out of the fiberglass cut out so it can be worked on.
    8) Remove the Pedal position sensor wiring connector
    9) Remove the 1/8" hex bolt on the throttle position sensor lever arm. Retain the washer and bolt/screw
    10)Loosen and remove the 11/32 nuts from the Throttle/Pedal position sensor and slide it off the screw studs
    11) use a flat screw driver and place it between the plastic housing and the PPS and twist screw driver to pry the lever and housing guard off the PPS.
    12) Use a screw driver or pick to pick the rubber connector environmental barrier out of the PPS connector (so you can use a multi-meter to calibrate the new one)


    1) Install the lever arm into the new throttle position sensor (there is a key'd receptacle so align it)
    2) Loosely install the new PPS with and tighten the nuts to a little bit of friction to help you calibrate it later but you don't want it so tight that you can't rotate the entire PPS unit independently of the lever arm.
    3) Install the throttle lever arm 1/8" hex wrench
    4) Put the throttle at idle and turn the key to right (pre start position) dash should boot.
    5) Place the multi-meter in Vdc and measure the voltage between the pin A and B as shown in the diagram. At idle it should be adjusted (rotate entire unit) to less than 1 volt (in one place I read it should be between 0.95 and 1.0 volts) I set my to ~0.97 volts
    6) Check the voltage between pin D and E and it should be new the same atleast below 1 volt.
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    7) Check full throttle voltage should be above 3.75 volts (I have read in places here it should up to around 5 volts)
    8) Tighten the two nuts on the PPS to lock in the calibration
    9) Re-insert the environmental barrier back into the PPS sensor harness
    10) Start engine and verify that the throttle is responding appropriately. (you will need to jumper the safety switch if you have removed the side panel aka paper clip connecting each spade)

    Re-assembly by reversing the disassembly.

    Last edited by acropilotbret; 06-18-2017 at 04:21 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Las Vegas
    2006 24Ve
    Great write up. Thanks for posting.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Vacaville, CA
    2007 Tige' 22VE'
    Sure thing! This forum has helped me so much I felt the need to pay it forward.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
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    Another way to adjust the potentiometer is to remove the locking screw, loosen the slotted screw, then the entire area that holds the potentiometer slides back and forth. Once its slid into the correct range, tighten slotted screw and put the locking screw back in.
    It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.


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