If the wires were reversed yes it is possible it fried the Pertronix if you
tried to start the car. Give Pertronix a call at 800-827-3758, they are
usually very good about this even if it is your fault and will most likely
replace the unit for you at no charge. As for tech support when you call in.
Little British Car Co. / Vintage Motors, LTD.
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In a message dated 9/11/2002 2:29:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Subj:Pertronix install.....zap
> Date:9/11/2002 2:29:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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> Hi All:
> I just got around to installing the Ignitor in my 25D distributor, and
> hooking up the wires and of course DOUBLE CHECKING the red and black wire
> polarity, turned on the ignition and tested the spark. After determining
> there was no voltage getting to the coil, and triple checking (really I
> thought I already did this!!) I found I had reversed the coil wires. After
> correcting the reversed wires, I cannot get the Ignitor to switch, either
> the car, or by using an external magnet touching the face of the hall
> switch in the Pertronix head.
> So my obvious question is, did I fry the unit, or is it polarity protected?
> There is nothing in the directions about reverse protection, or recovering
> from a swapped connection for that matter. Nor does their web site provide
> any help.
> Anyone else BTDT? PaulH, do you know?
> Kind regards,
> Tim Economu
> 1969 MGBGT mona with correctly gapped points ....again!
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