[Healeys] Electrical question
healey.nut at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 09:03:15 MDT 2021
One time I had the main ignition - coil wire fail in my BJ8 harness...
much smoke was released and I was not able to put the smoke back in the
wire. turned off the battery switch, disconnected it, then ran a separate
main wire , turned switch back on and drove home...
On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 6:47 AM Michael Salter via Healeys <
healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:
> Tom, it is very unusual for a wire to fail, as I'm sure you know.
> I would suspect the bullet connections on the dip switch cable where it
> joins the main harness.
> They are near the overdrive throttle switch as I recall.
> On Tue., Oct. 26, 2021, 6:13 p.m. Tom Felts via Healeys, <
> healeys at autox.team.net> wrote:
>> BJ8 had power from the blue HL sw wire to the dip switch--all WAS
>> well. All of a sudden no power thru the hL sw blue wire to the dip sw. HL
>> switch is good. Ran a wire directly from the HL switch to the dip
>> sw-----have power--all works.
>> Ohms's reading seems quite a bit higher thru that original wire than a
>> reg wire i used. Guess it is possible that the resistance is so high that
>> it won't allow voltage to pass?? Anyone who has tried to trace that wire
>> will know it is impossible to see the full length since it is encased in
>> I'm down to disconnecting the original wire and running another power
>> wire from the HL sw to the dip sw and moving on. Of course that won't help
>> me determine what caused it but I'll have lights.
>> Anyone have any other ideas on cause?
>> Anyone know what gauge wire I should use?
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