Replaced my wire loom for the switch to the terminal block on my '20 Runabout. Wired everything absolutely according to the wiring diagram that I bought from Snyders for the 1919-25 car with starter. Even tho the original wiring setup on it was different, (and worked), as is my '25TT and my friends '23 Runabout. Anyway, this car came with Tru-Fire when I bought it (so don't blame me!)....but the problem now is, it won't start. Everything else works great. Even have better headlights. When I was monkeying around initially with the old set of wires and only momentarily hooked the batt. back up, developed a short right at the "batt" post, which on this particular switch, has two terminals. Unhooked batt. right away, but of course a good 15 seconds elapsed. So now I'm wondering if maybe it's in the switch, but I've also heard there's some fuse associated with the Tru Fire, so does anyone out there know how to get at it? I have the box out, unscrewed the 6 little screws, but it won't open up. There's two larger silver screws that just spin, I can see where they're bolted on inside to what is probably the electronic gizmo that makes this thing work. Other than that, don't know what to do, Bittner never answers any mail or phone. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Years ago I opened mine up (for another reason. Some of the varnish might be holding it shut. I assume you have verified with a test light that you are getting power to the terminal inside the coil box. Volt meters can fool you as with a poor connection you will get voltage but no current capability
Tim, Do you have a set of the True Fire Instructions. I believe there is some different wiring at the fire wall block for the ground. It's been a long time so I don't remember the specifics.....
You can get the instruction here: http://www.true-fire.com/True-Fire%20Installation%206%20to%2012.pdf
The TF wiring diagrams are on page 4.
Check your wiring against this diagram. It's the only correct one. It's a cleaned up version of the diagram posted by Ron Patterson a couple of years ago.
Mike-Yes, I do have the instructions. Of course they don't mention this fuse, there must be one because I remember reading a previous post a while back regarding a fella who blew one. Ken, after I'm done here, I'll click your link and print it out if it's any different from what I have. Thanks to all of you.
And then, here's the good news...turned out to be the switch!! Duhh, shoulda checked that before I went into a panic!
Thanks for the info guys!