ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 14-17
There are a number of important precautions that are
musts when servicing electrical systems. Learn and ob·
serve all the rules below.
ODo not reverse the battery wire connections. This will bum
out the diodes on the electrical parts.
OAlways check battery condition before condemning other
parts of an electrical system. A fully charged battery is a
must for conducting accurate electrical system tests.
OThe electrical parts should never be struck sharply, as
a hammer, or allowed to fall on a hard surface. Such
a shock to the parts can damage them.
eTc prevent damage to electrical parts, do not disconnect
the battery wires or any other electrical connections when
the ignition switch is on, or while the engine is running.
OBecause of the large amount of current, never keep the
starter button pushed when the starter motor will not tum
over, or the current may bum out the starter motor wind·
000 not use a meter illumination bulb rated for other than
voltage or wattage specified in the wiring diagram, as the
meter or gauge panel could be warped by excessive heat
radiated from the bulb.
OTake care not to short the wires that are directly connected
to the battery positive (+) terminal to the chassis ground.
OTroubles may involve one or in some cases all items.
Never replace a defective part without determining what
CAUSED the failure. If the failure was caused by some
other item or items, they too must be repaired or replaced,
or the new replacement will soon fail again.
OMake sure all connectors in the circuit are clean and tight,
and examine wires for signs of burning, fraying, etc. Poor
wires and bad connections will affect electrical system op-
OMeasure coil and winding resistance when the part is cold
(at room temperature).
Female Connectors [A]