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Old 05-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #31
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If the solenoid was faulty would it still function and let power through as it's supposed to? Or would it just fail to power up the car regardless of circumstances?

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CJM... I agree with you the whole way. To the best of my knowledge, that solinoid cicut (that trips the contacts) is independent of all other automotive draw.

Is there anything with DC that we are missing.????
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Supernova it could be shorting to ground internally at times but still work. Mtn can't think of any other possibilities.
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Okay then I will operate under the assumption it's faulty and get it replaced.. HOPEFULLY that's it.
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I would trace all the wires with your fingers one more time just to make sure there isn't a cut shorting out that you missed.
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SuperNova . I would have to think if there is any relation here to your issue...which I at first thouhgt I think no relation....

but, (afetr afew beers thinking) you've got big wire, battery cable in essence , multi strand, hooking to/thru that solinoid.... which is difficult to attach to a terminal.... sure there is no short involved around that tough connection.
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i would trace all the wires with your fingers one more time just to make sure there isn't a cut shorting out that you missed.
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I did and there's not. I guess a faulty solenoid kinda makes sense given the randomness of when the fuse goes. At least now it does.. I was just under the assumption if it was faulty it wouldn't function at all.
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A safety recommendation. It would be a good idea to move your fuse close to your battery on the wire feeding the switch. That way, all of your wiring going to and from your switch will be protected and not burn your car up if shorted.
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Hey CJM... I'm much better with residentiakl and Ac..... but is there any odd-ball chance that Super's issue could be involved with his supply (ie battery)
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I'm also wondering where that fuse goes in your last pic close to the battery?
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As long as the connections are good I wouldn't think so. A shorted battery internal would drain itself but wouldn't blow fuses. It looks like a fairly new battery.
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I'm also wondering where that fuse goes in your last pic close to the battery?
My assumption was the fuse holder was in the second pic, right North at 11 oclock from where A and B terminate at the toggle.

Zappa... I was a little confused, and could not really get my orientation to the pics, but coupled with Supers drawing, I thought/assumed it was correctly wired.
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A safety recommendation. It would be a good idea to move your fuse close to your battery on the wire feeding the switch. That way, all of your wiring going to and from your switch will be protected and not burn your car up if shorted.
Noted and will do. The fuse is connected to wire B, like right by the switch. Not close to the battery. The battery has also been switched out multiple times becuase the car kept eating them. We went through like 3 or 4 of them, completely drained over night and couldn't figure out the problem. This one has been disconnected and waiting for all of this before being used. So yeah, it's pretty much brand new.
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Hey SuperNova.... Are ya driving, kinda my ssumption, an old muscle nova.

Any chance you're driving a BMW 535 series. ?? Not kidding... I have some answers.


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