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Old 05-16-2019, 04:16 PM   #1
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After replacing house batteries the switch goes.to.center position and altermator smoked.

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Old 05-16-2019, 04:22 PM   #2
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Did you check to make sure that all of the connections were correct?
(Sorry: I had to ask this... )
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:51 PM   #3
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After replacing house batteries the switch goes.to.center position and altermator smoked.

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Bob's right. You crossed some wires somewhere. just read another post where the factory used a red wire for negative and another where they wrapped red tape on a black wire to signify 'hot'. Guess what happened when the tape fell off and the person went to hook the wires back up.

Someone suggested taking a before pic so everything goes back whence it came. I do this religiously and now have a picture library on my hard drive of everything I've ever touched or getting ready to.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:58 PM   #4
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:14 PM   #5
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Did you check to make sure that all of the connections were correct?
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This, and USE/STORE always returns to center position. It's a momentary contact to each end to actually move the relay.
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