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Date:         Mon, 12 Oct 2009 12:52:35 -0700
Reply-To:     Scott Daniel - Turbovans <scottdaniel@TURBOVANS.COM>
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From:         Scott Daniel - Turbovans <scottdaniel@TURBOVANS.COM>
Subject:      Re: Electrical question (Coil terminals)
Comments: To: Don Hanson <dhanson928@GMAIL.COM>
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all right, you're getting it .

re "Remove wire 9 and re-insert it into position 8..take 8 and move it.."

Personally I would only do that after figuring out what wire 9 does, what 8 does etc, so that I am swapping wires 'intelligently' rather than following with blind faith. no fun to fry things after all. Once you see that puff of smoke, it's too late then of course, most of the time anyway.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Hanson" <dhanson928@GMAIL.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 12:29 PM Subject: Re: Electrical question (Coil terminals)

> Ok, thanks guys, I found the right signal. The thing I keyed off was > Neils > pic with two wires coming from one terminal and only one from the other. > I > stuck my to be mounted tach cluster back there and used a test light from > the neg coil terminal and Voila!...the tach needle moves when I get the > probe onto position #8 of my 14 plug foil.... > So now it's just a matter of stringing that wire up to the front and > swapping all the wire to the appropriate positions in the 'revised' > connection between my 84 and the whatever year foil I have now...according > to the instructions I got off Old Volks write up...It may actually work.. > Scott, your post just came up and that is the way I get the signal...from > the wire that shows no current with key on, motor off. > Wish me luck when I start doing the "Remove wire 9 and re-insert it into > position 8..take 8 and move it......." If this all works, I will be > really > surprised..but I am recording every step so I can go back to crappy clock > if > I don't fry the whole van.. > Thanks all, > Don Hanson > On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:07 PM, Mike S <> wrote: > >> At 02:32 PM 10/12/2009, Don Hanson wrote... >> >>> Hi all, I am looking to find the Neg pole terminal on my coil... One >>> terminal goes on to the hall sensor or >>> the MAF box or somewhere...Two go over to the ECU or at least into the >>> harness to the ECU. >>> >> >> With the ignition on (car not running), measure the voltage between the >> two >> (meter ground lead to one, voltage lead to the other), then swap the >> meter >> leads and measure again. The + will be the more positive of the two, so >> you'll should get a positive reading one way, a negative reading the >> other >> way. When the meter is connected meter-ground-to-coil-negative and >> meter-voltage-to-coil-positive, you should measure a positive voltage. >>

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