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Well thanks to a member supplied schematic I was able to trace my electrical problems. The PTO switch was bad when I ohm ed it out and the plug to the back of the ignition has a bad spade fitting for the pwr wire to the coil. Anyone know of a good harness laying around? I could change the spade fitting but can't get the old wire out.



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For a primer on how to remove wires from the ignition switch connector, see BLT's U-tube video:

I use a small flat blade screw driver as the removal tool.

My thoughts on a used harness is that it's not worth it. Unless you're lucky, with a 20+ yr old harness, they'll be something wrong with it, maybe more than your current harness. I just replace connectors and/or one wire at a time.

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....For most plugs, look down inside the Terminal Block

and notice the little tang on each terminal end that holds

the terminals into the block.....

....Then open up a 1/8" diameter cotter pin so you have 2 legs.....

File a round on the inside flat of one leg....Then slide the

rounded flat side of the cotter pin down into the slot in the

Wire Block next to the tang of the terminal you want to remove...

Gently push the little locking tab on it, in towards the

terminal..That will release the tang and allow you to slide the

terminal out of the block....If you need to use the terminal

again, gently bend the tang back out so it can catch the notch

inside the Plastic Block when reinserted.....


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That's why I love this club, after a couple of days and more help from members than I can count, I just took the first ride on my old broke 7117. Motor runs like a top, PTO checked out and when I slide the lever forward it goes. Next project is to work the lift arm loose on the three point hitch, it's very tight from sitting. Thanks for the help guys.

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