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Positive ground wiring

Postby Bugzy59 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:37 pm

I have a new harness for my bugeye which is positive ground. As I am wiring the light bulbs, etc, I am using the red wire as the ground connection ie: the screw connection rather than the center contact on the bulb. Is that correct?
Thanks for the help.
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Postby Frogarri » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:08 am

The wiring is the same for a positive ground car as it is for a negative ground car EXCEPT for the coil and battery. The red wire goes to the lights and the black wire eventually gets hooked to the body. Follow the wiring diagram and do not mix/switch wires and/or connections.
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Postby admin » Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:42 pm

Fuel pump as well (if you or someone else has installed an electrical fuel pump)

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Postby Bugzy59 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:17 am

The meltdown.
When I was wiring the Bonnet I miswired the ground on the right turnsignal. Telltale smoke wafting up from the dash. Little electrical tape and the wire was fixed. I think I fried the flasher since it does not blink. Then checking the left turnsignal wiring I dropped the clear lucas lens so now I have a plastic orange lens.
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