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Unread 10-09-2002, 09:29 AM   #1
Bob K
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Solenoid wiring question. Help!

Hi guys. I just jumped over here from the YJ board. I think starting system is more like a CJ since my YJ is a 1987, built by AMC. Here goes...I got confused about the wiring on my solenoid. I have a Black/white wire with a L-shaped connecor. I have two small posts sticking out forward at 45 degree angles from my solenoid. On your jeep, if you have this set up, does the Blk/wht wire connect on the driver's or passenger's side post. I really need to know soon.

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Unread 10-09-2002, 05:19 PM   #2
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Honestly I can't remember and my CJ isn't home to look at. I do know that if you get it wrong you won't hurt anything and the solenoid won't work. Try it on one plug and if it works you have your answer. If it doesn't work you still have your answer. I've hooked mine up to the wrong post before and that was my experience.
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Unread 10-09-2002, 05:28 PM   #3
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Hmmmmm. Right now mine works both ways, but cuts out frequently when plugged on the left post, sometimes cuts out on the right (drivers side) post. I'm hoping to get the solenoid wired right then track down the actual problem.
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JuiceBox ignition
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31" BFG A/T's
K&N Filter
Custom Rock Guards
Turbo Muffler
Rear Track Bar in the shed
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'99 Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8
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ProComp MX6 shocks
Borla Exhaust
Tow Hooks
Alpine CD with Infinity+iPod connect
Just getting started!

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Unread 10-09-2002, 06:30 PM   #4
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little advice here

a solenoid is just that a magnetic switch that allows either voltage or current to activate another device.
in the case of a 12VDC solenoid, EITHER terminal will engage the starter and crank the engine
( ONCE IN THE RUN MODE, IT DOESNT MATTER)

joe MSME, PE.
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