2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

Major Electrical Problem

Old 02-20-2005, 07:01 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 44
Default

Hello,



I am finishing up a TII swap and have run into a major electrical problem.



I also completed a battery relocation while I was at it. I have voltage at the battery, the remote terminals, both sides of the main fuse, and also have power at every fuse.



My son, who is gone now in the Marines, unhooked the throttle cable at which time he apparently unhooked some of the wiring under the dash to complete this task. The conector at the little sliver box underneath the dash was unplugged. I plugged this back in. I found 2 other connectors (see attached pics) and have not been able to determine where they go.



When I turn the ignition key to the on position my stereo amps have power, the clock turns on and runs, all of the warning lights come on. Also the oil level and coolant level are both on (buzzing) and they stay on (buzzing) regardless what position the key is in.



I attempted to turn the engine over but there is absoluttely nothing.



The connector in pic 1 and 2 is on the left side near the fuse box itself and the connector in pic 2 is near (above) the gas pedal.



Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Thanx



Michael
80 Cubes is offline  
Old 02-20-2005, 08:04 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: California
Posts: 22,466
Default

theres a little wire on the starter, that clips onto the spade terminal. it then goes unthru the alternator/charging harness and clips to the main wiring harness under the brake master. then it goes thru the main harness up to the clutch saftey switch and then to the start position of the ignition switch. its black with i think a green tracer.
j9fd3s is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 09:51 AM
  #3  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 44
Default

(major) Part of my previous problem.



I was looking at page 15-8 in the 87 workshop manual and I see there is a starter cut relay (#22). I do not have this installed yet. When I painted my enginie bay I remove everything. I do not know where it goes of what wire(s) it attaches to, let alone what it looks like.



Does anyone have a picture of this thing. I think it is by the main relay near the brake booster.



Thanx



Michael
80 Cubes is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 04:26 PM
  #4  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 44
Default

Nope......not it either.



The starter cut relay is only for cars with the anti-theft system, which mine does not have, so I have a blue jumper plug up by the brake booster in it's place.



I think I have found the source of the problem though.



I have 11.9 volts at the starter hot wire, so I jumped the 2 studs with a large srewdriver and nothing happened.



I believe this would indicate that I have a bad starter/solenoid.



I hope it is that simple.



Thanx



Michael
80 Cubes is offline  
Old 02-23-2005, 12:20 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Orange Park FL
Posts: 363
Default

Originally Posted by 80 Cubes' date='Feb 21 2005, 02:25 PM
I have 11.9 volts at the starter hot wire, so I jumped the 2 studs with a large srewdriver and nothing happened.



I believe this would indicate that I have a bad starter/solenoid.



I hope it is that simple.





It has to be.
sureshot is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
caterham
RX-8 Discussion
2
01-24-2009 11:21 AM
playincrzy
2nd Generation Specific
13
06-24-2004 10:16 PM
AgentSpeed
3rd Generation Specific
13
06-18-2003 12:37 AM
Joe Flo
Insert BS here
20
02-13-2003 02:00 PM
spikes
2nd Generation Specific
4
12-21-2001 03:30 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Major Electrical Problem


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.