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Need 2 know were 2 find the primary ignition wire/color

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  • gerry bissi Oct 04, 2010

    what year? what model? You goota provide at least some basic information if you want help.

  • neilfehr Oct 04, 2010

    1984 cougar with the 3.8 liter carburated

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I have the wiring book for $5 plus shipping if interested.

These cars used ignition modules. Probably a 4 or 6 pin connector.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

  • gerry bissi Oct 07, 2010

    OK, Is this a Canadian car?

    If U .S. car, it has TFI module on the distributor (US only). The pick-up in the distrbutor provides the signal to the TFI. Thered/lt green wire has battery voltage with key on. Battery voltage is supplied by Red/Lt Blue when key is in start position.
    Black/Orange stripe is ground.
    Dark Blue wire and Yellow/Green dots are signals to the engine control module.

    Usually the TFI fails due to heat.

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