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Re: Starter Switch Connection

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02-20-2001 19:14:17

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What you have is a starter relay that somebody has added on. The way it works is:
1) The the large terminals are power in from the battery and out to the starter. Doesn't matter which cable is hooked to which large terminal. These should be large cables as they have to handle large amp loads.
2) Inside is a electromagnet and large contacts.
3) The small terminal is for power in for the electromagnet. This circuit should be controlled by a switch that has to be held to stay on.
4) The idea is that you can control a large amount of amps remotely through a small switch. When you close the switch it energizes the electromagnet which closes the contacts and allows current to pass from one cable to the other.
You need to find the switch that was installed with the starter relay, probably on your control box on the steering post. Connect power to the switch and then from the switch to the small terminal. If it doesn't work then disconnect the large cables and try again. You should hear a click or clunk as the electromagnet slams the contact closed. If not check the mounting of the relay for a good ground. That's probably more than you needed but now you know. Good luck.

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02-20-2001 19:50:35

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 Re: Re: Starter Switch Connection in reply to clickent, 02-20-2001 19:14:17  
Agree. the original tractor had a 1/4 inch rod to the starter switch (mounted on the starter) that you push with your foot or hand to start. Somebody has installed a starter solenoid to start the tractor. Look for a push button on the column or steering wheel. Did they remove the switch and steel rod from the back of the starter??

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