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#1 Banjo123 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 06, 2015 - 02:08 PM

how do you guys have your lights hooked up on a tractor like this? Also, I've tried wiring my ignition switch Up and no matter which way I wore it up, vertical on the key switch is on and horizontal is off. Can't figure that out.. Thanks for the help in advance.

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 06:30 AM

Pics of your tractor would help, most of my lights are hooked up with a fuse link and toggle switch from the battery. As for the switch, are you sure you have the correct switch? Most of these use a dead short style switch do when you turn the key of it shorts the points thru the switch. Most of the newer switches need to be grounded so they have to be hooked up backwards to get the job done.
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Posted September 08, 2015 - 09:10 AM

So you run the lights directly to the battery? And the ignition switch seems original. It says briggs and Stratton on the keys.

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 04:56 PM

Power comes from the voltage regulator, passes through a fusible link, then to one of the two terminals on the toggle switch. The ignition key switch plays no role in the headlight wiring. The headlights can be turned on with the toggle switch with the ignition key on or off. Here is a link to the correct way to wire the headlights.

http://www.simpletra...t_light_kit.htm

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 06:49 PM

Ok thank you. I knew the lights didn't have to do with the ignition switch. My fault for typing it like that. I just could figure out why it's opposite no matter which way I wire the ignition switch. Thank you so much for that diagram too

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 08:49 PM

You're welcome. My ignition switch only has one terminal on it and it just grounds out the points with the key in the vertical position.

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Posted September 09, 2015 - 09:35 AM

Oh ok. And then you have one little wore that attaches to something non metal on the outside of the points cover too?

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Posted September 09, 2015 - 11:14 AM

Classic has it, better description. And yes the ign switch just has the one wire that hooks to a non conductive material on the points cover, the wire continues from there to the coil to act as a short when the key is of. Your switch should be of when vertical and on when horizontal.
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Posted September 09, 2015 - 11:46 AM

Hmm. Can't figure out why my ign switch Is backwards either way I wire it. One wire goes to the points themselves and the other is just grounded. That's how mine is wired up.

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Posted September 09, 2015 - 01:39 PM

You have the wrong switch, my fathers is the same way. I couldn't find a nos switch so I had to use what was avail. The original switch ground itself so when you shut the key of it shorted the points, this would be direct ground for the single wire in the switch. The newer switches are backwards they ate means to close a circuit, when the switch us vertical (of) it us actually opening the circuit, when it is horizontal (on) it is closing the circuit.
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Posted September 09, 2015 - 02:16 PM

Oh ok I see. Thanks




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