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Old 02-18-2009, 04:11 PM
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Installing Dash igniton Help!

Well I finaly got my Toyota/chevy LUV truck ignition wired up and my truck cranks but wont fire and start yet as soon as I stop using that switch and use my stock ignition (in a elcamino column that dosen't fit too short) it fires right up shut it off try again with the other ignition switch and it goes back to cranking? Is there something that gives power to the "coil"? I don't have a coil seeing as I have a electronic type stock distributer .
I am getting really frusterated with this I just about put it on a trailer to go scrap it but relized I was being irrational.


84 chevy pick up

The back of the ignition I am using has five prongs you can plug into they are IG (ignition) ACC(accesory) ST(start)AM (?) and R(?)

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Old 02-18-2009, 08:28 PM
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....The back of the ignition I am using has five prongs you can plug into they are IG (ignition) ACC(accesory) ST(start)AM (?) and R(?)
What terminal do you have the battery power connected to?

I would bet that "AM" stands for "ammeter" and should be connected to the battery, and the "R" stands for "resistor" which would be connected to the coil side of the ballast resistor (if it has one), or directly to the + terminal on the ignition coil.

I have seen ignition switches before where the IGN terminal shuts off while cranking, and the coil needs to get power through another circuit while starting. The "R" terminal might function like the "R" terminal on a typical starter solenoid, which provides full battery power to the ignition coil while the starter motor is engaged.

I would check the ignition switch with a test light to verify which terminals do what and when.

Good luck

Joe G.
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