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Old 05-12-2016, 07:52 AM   #1
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need help! electrical short after JRSC install

just finished the install, and while trying to reconnect the ground wire to the battery- BIG sparks. Not like the normal discharge after reconnecting a battery. Checked ohm between hot side of battery and engine ground, and sure enough, dead short. wtf. figured that the big positive wire to the starter got pinched by the blower (it looked real close from underneath), but after pulling it there's no evidence of a bare wire or rubbed insulation.

has anyone experienced similar? any ideas? with ignition off, the only "live" wires are the one going to the starter, or are there others?

probably going to carefully reinstall again this evening, and check the ohms at each step. even if I'm successful, I'm concerned about what it was and whether it might recur again at a later time.

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It's the starter lead... Had the same issue. You have to reposition it

Here is what I had to do: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showpost.p...5&postcount=43
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It's the starter lead... Had the same issue. You have to reposition it

Here is what I had to do: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showpost.p...5&postcount=43
dude, you are like my guardian angel! you're always giving this guy help. next time in FL, I'm buying you a beer.

interstingly, on mine there's no evidence of a bare wire but will check more thoroughly tonite. when you repositioned the starter lead downward, did you grind the plastic guide on the starter that orients the eyelet of the starter wire or just bend the eyelet?

(btw, I too broke my frickin knock sensor lol. seems it needing replacing anyways)

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dude, you are like my guardian angel! you're always giving this guy help. next time in FL, I'm buying you a beer.

interstingly, on mine there's no evidence of a bare wire but will check more thoroughly tonite. when you repositioned the starter lead downward, did you grind the plastic guide on the starter that orients the eyelet of the starter wire or just bend the eyelet?

(btw, I too broke my frickin knock sensor lol. seems it needing replacing anyways)

no worries Sir!

Yes, you need the grind down the plastic guide ( I used a dremel). I didn't remove the starter, just disconnected it, grinded down the plastic, and reattached the eyelet positioned down, and electrical taped it up!

The knock sensor is super sensitive so be careful and ensure the wires are positioned away from getting pinched by the blower manifold
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