Ignition Solenoid

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Postby CBlake » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:56 pm

I recently reinstalled my original starter solenoid on my 66 and running into a problem.

When I reconnect the battery, it clicks and stays engaged even when the ignition switch is off and I’m not pressing the starter button. The engine will start and run fine, but that solenoid stays energized.

I have the 2 Black/white wires going to the SW terminal, 1 black/yellow wire going to the S terminal, and the 1 black wire going to the B terminal wire.

I had a modern solenoid wired in and it didn’t do this.

According to the wiring diagram, I believe it’s wired correctly.

Suggestions anyone?

Thanks!
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Postby Esteban » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:29 am

CBlake wrote:...

I have the 2 Black/white wires going to the SW terminal, 1 black/yellow wire going to the S terminal, and the 1 black wire going to the B terminal wire.

I had a modern solenoid wired in and it didn’t do this.

According to the wiring diagram, I believe it’s wired correctly.

Suggestions anyone?

Thanks!


According to the wiring diagram that I have, your connections might be incorrec. Please take a look at the following clip from the diagram. Although it's in Spanish, the wiring colors are the same.

The (2) Black/White BW wires are going to the B terminal of the relay.
The Black/Yellow BY to the SW terminal
The Black B wire to the S terminal

Starter Relay.jpg


This relay was used on the earlier Patrols, so not all members will be familiar with it. Certainly can be replaced with other as you has tried.

It could also be the case that the contacts are remaining stuck to each after you let go the switch. It's feasible to carefully open and clean the contacts, and file them smooth. I've done that, and then apply a thin bead of silicone to the cover so it will be good to go for years to come.
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Postby CBlake » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:30 pm

I don’t think I’ve seen that wiring diagram before, but that solved my problem.

You’re right about the contacts as well. That’s exactly what I did and it’s worked like brand new when I bench tested it. I figured it must be the wiring somehow.

Thanks so much Esteban!
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