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Old 12-03-2009
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Thank you sir,i sent the pics on to my buddy,hes trying to get this fixed for Markus.


Yes, getting it to start would be a good thing! Appreciate it everyone.
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I can confirm the front and rear are wired together and if the F/R switch ain't working right you get no start and may even have no 12v juice going to the master (Battery) switch.

I had lost all 12v power (see other post) and when I checked with the meter I only had between 1.5 and 4 volts going to the master switch. Seemed I had a poor connection somewhere.....After poring over wiring diagrams (not accurate after 28 years of modifications so great fun!) and going by the advice received I suspected the ignition switch - so I went and switched to rear ignition control to bypass the front ignition switch. - Clunk- 12v just like that. I then jiggled the Front/Rear start switch in the engine compartment a bit and the 12v came back even when switched back to the front ignition position. Seems the swich has got gunky so I will be replacing it. Worth knowing if you ever lose power on the road like I did......
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Not to worried about removing rear switch would not start from front OR rear. Had to pull new wire from +12 on front ign switch to rear starter to get it to start also installed new rear start switch independant of other controls.
Removing my NO good original rear start control will not cause problem I sure its no good except for use as a hands on training guide.
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Here is the wiring on the Front / Rear toggle switch on my 82 PT-40. Should be self explanitory. Let me know if you need more Randy. Hope the surgery went well for your buddy!
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Thanks guys!
Ed,lets see if this does the trick,we may still need your stuff.
you stopping by?
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Randy
I am got to pick up and drop off. Sat time??????
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Looks like the problem may have been found - no connection from front starter switch to rear. Current owner is running a new dedicated wire and will hopefully have her running again soon!
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I have an electrical issue I need some help with. I've looked through all my drawings and can't find it. Maybe someone else has a more complete set of drawings and could help me out. I have an 83 PT-40. On the ignition switch is an Orange wire coming off of it. All of a sudden this wire is getting so hot you can't ouch it. All it says on my drawing is Engine accessory. Has anyone experienced this on theirs or have any idea what the orange wire is for?

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I should have stated the front ignition switch.
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