Reply To: Series 80 ammeter electrical question


Hi Dave,

See the attached picture of the back of my. The burnt post had a wire running to my starter. I disconnected this wire and the short to my frame went away. 

So I figured when it burnt I shorted out internally and to the frame. Well, I just went out to test the burnt terminal to the frame and it’s an open circuit, no short. I also tested between the 2 ammeter terminals and it is almost shorted reading about 1 ohm. Which I think is ok?

I thought that maybe the wire that runs from the ammeter to the starter must be shorted. It is not shorted.

The only thing I’m finding shorted to the frame is the positive battery terminal. As it should be.