Posted on Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 2:08 PM
I have a Motorguide also. When mine was on a pretty low speed, sometimes I could not tell if my foot had activated the switch and if it was ON or not. So, I took the head off and added a bright LED light, to know when it was ON. The cover to my control head came off with three philips screws. And the direction mechanics was basically three plastic gears. If yours is anything like mine, I bet you could fix it - if you are mechanically inclined.
The more you practice, the luckier you get.