back to square one
well I thought I had everything figured out, and put most everything back together, the last thing I put back was the windshield wipers. tried them and all ok. Then I put back the cap for the coil closed the hood and smoke out of the engine compartment. It burned off a piece of #12 ground in less than 5 seconds. both the pos and neg wires were hot. This is with the key off. So I can only think that this has to be something with the starter, or wire to the starter that can push so many amps through the main wires as that. I felt the other wires in the harness;s and no heat there, only the pos and neg main, along with the adjunct #12 that goes to the frame from the battery. Going to go with tgreese Idea of the resistance in series with the pos terminal, and find this thing.I am just going to use a 1156 tailight that way I can see when the short is made. At least I got a good knowledge of the electrical system and the dash and the harness's under the dash. live and learn I guess.
Last edited by chaos : 06-03-2006 at 10:55 AM.