[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [Mgs] Fwd: new mg owner in south fla.

To: "W. David Houser" <>, "MGList List"
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Fwd: new mg owner in south fla.
From: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 09:47:25 -0000
Unless someone has been fiddling with or damaged the wiring if the coil is 
powered all the ignition powered things should be on as well, i.e. fuel 
gauge being most visible (if it works and you have fuel), and the brake 
lights and reversing lights will be working with the key off and out.  The 
simplest way that can happen (on a 73) is if the bottom two fuses have come 
into contact somehow.  I'd doubt very much if simply a water bridge would 
pass enough current to get the coil hot.  Is the ignition switch buggered so 
that even though the key has been turned and removed the switch is still on? 
If none of those you will have to start testing whites at the coil, fusebox 
and ignition switch to try and work out what is happening.


----- Original Message ----- 

>> ... I did notice the old and new coil gets hot, even with the
>> ignition off.(I left one of the wires off until someone has some
>> advise for me.) 
Suggested annual donation  $12.75

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>