OMC 800 shift cable *Repair videos

GLM Marine aftermarket parts and OEM outdrive
shift cables

Last updated on 11/28/2023

  • 400 / 800 series stern drive years 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985
  • Step by step removal and installation videos
  • 1978-1981 hydraulic shifter housing
  • 1982-1985 straight mechanical shifter housing
  • Exploded view 400-800 lower unit drawings
  • 2 year warranty on all GLM product sold
400/800 shift cable installation and removal videos
400-800 shifter cable-1982-1986 OEM 982802
982563 shift cable OEM number 982563 years 1982 to 1985

982563 shift cable years 1982-1985

OEM 982563 for 400-800 Mechanical shift cable installation. When installing, it is recommended to remove battery.

Failure to remove battery could possibly cause the wire to short from the wire rubbing on solenoids mounted on the engine or boat engine electrical components.

Install tool / 909881 will be required for installation and adjustment on 400-800 series. / 982563 Call for availability

1982-1985 straight mechanical model showing anode

800 lower unit identification

This is an original OEM part manufactured by BRP. This is compatible with 1982-1985 mechanical models. It will not work with the 1978-1981 servo hydraulic lower unit.

To determine if you have the mechanical shift model years 1982 to 1985, check to see if you have one small anode in the lower unit. Indicated in drawing by the red arrow pointing to the anode.

If your lower unit does not have this anode you have the 1978 to 1981 servo hydraulic model.Please note the newer years 1982 to 1986 cable has 2 rings on the end where it joints the shift converter housing.

The older type will have one grove on the years 1979 to 1981 and no groves on the year 1978 unit. See our 800 series videos for more installation help.

shifter housing 1982-1985

P/N S-HOUSING-U Used OMC lower unit shifter housing (mechanical years 1982 – 1985) $150.00

Please call for availability on this item

P/N H-HOUSING-U Used OMC lower unit shifter housing (hydraulic shift years 1978 – 1981) $150.00

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Electric shift stern drive parts

27931 OMC Electric 379628

P/N 27931 OMC electric shift wire years 1968 to 1977. OEM-379628 $349.89

When installing, it is recommended the use of Johnson outboard gasket retaining compound to seal between support tube OEM-310644 and the wire.

Do you require a repair on your electric switch assembly

Used 379628

P/N 379628-U Used electric wire OEM-379628 $199.89

Used adaptor

P/N 310644 Used OMC support tube / 310644 $20.00

*Please call for availability on these used item

Stainless steel retainer OEM 310645

P/N 310645 Stainless steel retainer OEM 310645 $12.95