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#1 steve and tina

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:22 PM

Hi I'm replacing my solenoid however the new one that arrived has one less spade terminal the the existing one do i need a different one or can i put the wire elsewhere the wire with no terminal goes off to the coil

 

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#2 Bat

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:48 PM

Hi,

You've got a ballasted ignition system. That .missing terminal provides extra voltage to the coil when you crank the engine over. It should work without it but you'll lose the advantages of the system.

Cheers  :proud:


Edited by Bat, 09 June 2018 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:06 PM

thanks for that but where should i now put that wire ??



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:11 PM

You need it really. The coil connection needs to be isolated otherwise turning on the ignition will also crank the engine, or the starter motor will sink most of the ignition current if you try running it off the motor side.

Your options:
Send it back
Convert to unballasted/electronic
Use a relay

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:42 PM

thanks send it back sounds best option






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