It is fully assembled with the wires hooked up in the lower unit and running up the shaft.
This item is brand new, directly from Minn Kota.
All of the Minn Kota trolling motor parts we carry are brand new direct from Minn Kota. We are a authorized repair center as well as a dealer. If you need a part that you do not see please call us at 800-336-0520 and we will be happy to help !!