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We are trying to wire the solenoid?(the thing that bolts to the fender by the battery).

The new one came with vauge instructions but we're trying to find out which wires go where. The solenoid is a 4 post. Thanks

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  • twojdixon Oct 14, 2008

    I dont think all the fusible links go on 3. Acording to wiring diagram all but 1 goes on 2 and remaining one on 1. Then the the two little wires go on the little posts. Thanks You. This is very helpful.



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we are trying to wire the solenoid?(the thing that - 7378149.jpg If this is the solenoid you have, c21bb1e.jpg

  1. starter (black)
  2. +Battery (red)
  3. fusable link S (pink/black)
  4. neutral safety switch (red/light blue)

1 and 2 are interchangable. hopefully the color codes are right. i went off of this WIRING SCHEMATIC

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

  • redskins_fan Jan 15, 2011

    what about the other wires



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