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#46 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 11:19 AM

Just a little :mad2: and some :sensored: and you will have it up and running.

And if that doesn't work try this :beer:or this :shoot3:

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 11:38 AM

but still have yet to figure out the right test for my tractor...

If the magneto wire to the relay needs to be grounded for the tractor to shut off I would hook a test light's alligator clip to a good ground like the battery neg. post , then run the tractor and try shutting it off , you should be able to check the relay with the probe , there might be enough resistance through the test light to shut the tractor by touching the magneto ground wire but even if it doesn't I think it would at least glow if it doesn't then check for a break in that wire going back to the magneto . If it does then follow see you can follow the wiring out the relay testing the connection along until you reach the spot where your using as the final ground for your shut off relay , hope I explained it well enough but if not give me a call ,Al

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 05:56 PM

Ok, I am in a better mood this evening, I have solved the turning off problem.

My key switch has 4 terminals made onto the back of it for ignition and 4 on it for accessory. So after talking with Dad this morning and telling him about a conversation between Alan and I the other night about the alternator backfeeding it's indicator light. Well, Dad said, then it must be providing power to the relay which is on the same pins... therefore my relay never clicks out! So I moved the relay power to accessory to keep the alternator off of it. Cranked it for about 20 seconds before deciding something wasn't right... So I slowed down my key turn and between run and start my relay kicked out... hmmm, accessory must not have power in start mode so that wasn't going to work. I put the relay back to ignition and moved the field wire of the alternator to accessory and started it up. My voltage gauge was showing charge, so I turned the key off... and the engine died.... :D
So the problem is solved. Some of us overlooked the obvious stuff... BOB :p

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 06:52 PM

Glad to hear you got all the wiring in the correct location , see you didn't need the sledge hammer after all , Al
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Posted December 18, 2011 - 07:13 PM

Casey glad you got the issue resolved. You would not be the only one to overlook obvious stuff. Sometimes you just need to walk away for a day or two and attack the situation when your mind is fresh and clear. Congrats on the repair.:smile1:
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Posted December 18, 2011 - 09:52 PM

Casey, that's great news. Couldn't be happier to point out none of this would've happened if you had used the right key switch.

See, I know how to use the color bar too. :D

Seriously, I am very happy for you.
Trigger rides again!!

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 09:57 PM

Alan, it goes to show that even with the correct key switch I would have wired it the same way, alternator to ignition! And it also proves that it doesn't take money to solve that issue lol.
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Posted December 18, 2011 - 09:59 PM

I'm just jerking your chain buddy, can't wait to see it at plow day with the new acc'ys.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 10:05 PM

I know Alan, I have a winch bumper to build, new tires to install, and lighting to get sorted out, and then... i think... it will be ready




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