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Ignition/coil power EA81

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#1 wallaby


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:46 PM

my offroad "utility vehicle" 82 Brat, 



engine fan was plugged into the pink connector near the battery(ig on power)

ignition fuse under dash was replaced with a 20amp..(to deal with the extra power draw..)


it stopped and would not restart, no spark.

no power to coil, fuses good, fusible links etc good.


after much troubleshooting i found i can jumper 12v to the coil and it will run


i am guessing something got smoked but don't know where to look - wiring diagram???


can i just run a ignition on power to the coil( or into that pink conector....)or will that cause me other problems....

the coil runs on 12v right?? any idea of the current draw

thinking if i do that , put a small fuse(3-5amp) in it then if there is any issue it will blow the fuse


any info from the gurus?



#2 lvsarge


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:37 PM

Wiring diagram:



#3 wallaby


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:41 PM

Thank you - will see if that makes any sense to me .....

#4 wallaby


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:40 AM

in the interests of getting this thing going, i ran a wire from a random connector near the carb that has ignition power

to the + side of the coil

runs and everything works as it should for now...

if i can keep it running for the next few months it will be going in for major work over the winter(trans, axles etc)

hopefully can find the actual problem then...or maybe not....

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