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I found a resource for obtaining a PDF copy of the ICON II Digital Surface Side Mount Remote Control System. You can obtain a copy from Evinrude's servers at

This publication covers:

OE KIT - ICON II Digital Surface Side Mount

Remote Control System

Part number (SKU) : 005011077,,005011078,,005011106,,000587465

ICON II Digital Surface Side Mount Remote Control System:

--Remote Controls: P/N 5011077 and P/N 5011078

--Control Module P/N 5011106

--Harness P/N 587465

Here is a brief description from the literature:

This remote control supports SINGLE ENGINE / SINGLE STATION installations and provides the following features:

• Integral ignition switch with OFF/ON/START positions and emergency stop function.

• Start-in-gear prevention

This remote control system requires the use of the following additional components:

• DSSM Harness and the DSSM Module (Connects to NMEA 2000 Network and Private Network

• Two NMEA 2000 Network backbone bus cables and one Private Network backbone bus cable.

• Tee Connectors, and Y-Harnesses (as needed, see installation diagrams)

• Connections for engine monitor warning system and optional warning horn (as needed, see installation diagrams)

The Digital Surface Side Mount (DSSM) Control System consists of three major assemblies:

--ICON II DSSM Electronic Shift and Throttle (ESM) control
--DSSM control module
--DSSM wiring harness.

The ICON II DSSM EST control housing contains the single-lever throttle-shift control, trim-tilt controls, and the ignition key switch. This is the user-interface to the system, to be operated by the helmsman.

The DSSM module contains most of the electronics for the system, and is housed in a sealed enclosure that must be located not farther than 72-inches from the control housing. There are no controls or indicators on the module, and it can be mounted in a concealed location.

The DSSM wiring harness is a complex wiring harness with many connectors. At one end there is a 48-pole latching connector that connects to the DSSM control module. From there, many other cables and 12 more connectors fan out, as follows:

TO ENGINE and stern of boat:

1) Private Network NMEA-2000 to engine (DeviceNet Micro C connector)
2) Power Node to engine cranking battery (2-pole Deutsch connector)
3) Input to accept a boat fuel tank resistive level sender (2-pole Deutsch connector) (optional)
4) Input to accept a boat oil tank resistive level sender (2-pole Deutsch connector) (optional)


5) Public Network NMEA-2000 drop cable to network bus (DeviceNet Micro C connector)
6) Power connector for Accessory devices or power fan-out harness (Deutsch connector)
7) connector for a SystemCheck gauge (8-pole Deutsch connector) (optional)
8) pigtail breakout for analogue tachometer and trim gauge; isolated power negative circuit (on individual wires and ring terminals) (optional)

TO ICON II DSM EST control and to foot throttle

9) connector for shift and throttle harness at ICON II DSSM EST
10) cable for power trim-tilt switches at ICON II DSSM EST*
11) cable for ignition key switch at ICON II DSSM EST*
12) connector for foot throttle (optional)

*These cables are provided without the individual wires and contacts inserted into the connector body so that just the cable can be routed through smaller openings on the boat during installation and the connector body installed later.

As you can appreciate from the list of the 13 connectors and many cables on the DSM wiring harness, the installation and interconnection of the DSM wiring harness to the ICON II DSSM EST controls, to the engine, to the cranking battery, to various input sensors, and to various gauges is a complex procedure. The installer has to perform the final assembly of three connectors that are used on cables between the ICON II DSM EST controls and the DSSM control module during the installation. An aural alert sounder may also need to be added to the wiring, depending on what gauges are installed.

Most of the cables are terminated in pre-installed connectors, with the exception of a few signals for legacy analogue gauges. The interconnection between devices then is just a matter of connecting the proper connectors.

The installer may also need to use EV-DIAGNOSTICS Version 6 software to perform calibration procedures for the trim position, and for the two tank level senders. Calibration of the electronic shift actuators may also be necessary in some situations.

Note also that in the list above (at cable 8) there appears to be a provision for using conventional analogue tachometer and trim gauges by signals created for those devices in the DSSM control module.

Evinrude seems to have thought of every possible rigging situation with the new Evinrude ICON II Digital Surface Side Mount Control System. But with all the complexity, an owner/self-installer will need to be very careful and diligently follow the detailed instructions to perform a proper and correct installation.

EV-Diagnostic cables are back in stock.

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