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simple ignition wire question

Posted: Sep 18 2019 6:03pm
by milkmandan
I'm replacing my controller with a blown capacitor with a new controller. The new one has an ignition wire. The original doesn't.

The throttle has a 5-pin connection.

Can I send the ignition wire connect it to the positive going to the throttle so the on off button on the throttle acts as a switch? Or is the ignition wire simply a duplicate not needed because you already have a positive going to the throttle?

Attached pictures to hopefully illuminate this.

Re: simple ignition wire question

Posted: Sep 18 2019 6:11pm
by E-HP
Is there supposed to be an ignition wire on the picture you posted? Is it labeled something else?

Re: simple ignition wire question

Posted: Sep 18 2019 7:47pm
by 999zip999
I think it"s the in the power the second small red wire in the plug three prong.

Re: simple ignition wire question

Posted: Sep 18 2019 8:14pm
by milkmandan
Yeah it is. I just don't know what to do with it. I don't want a separate switch plus the on-off button on the throttle. The on-off button on the throttle could function as a switch right, like it did before.

Re: simple ignition wire question

Posted: Sep 20 2019 3:40pm
by milkmandan
Bump

Re: simple ignition wire question

Posted: Sep 20 2019 3:54pm
by mark5
Like 999zip999 said, the ignition wire is probably the small red wire that goes with the bigger red & black wires to the controller power plug.

How is the small red wire connected now? Does it go to a separate pin or socket than the bigger red wire? Or does it also go to the same pin or socket as the bigger red wire?

If separate, jumper it to the bigger red wire either on the controller plug side or on the battery plug side.

Re: simple ignition wire question

Posted: Sep 20 2019 4:27pm
by E-HP
mark5 wrote:
Sep 20 2019 3:54pm


If separate, jumper it to the bigger red wire either on the controller plug side or on the battery plug side.
Or, if the OP wants to use the push button on the throttle as an on/off switch, he can connect it between the thin and thick red wires; provided that the switch isn't connected internally to anything else in the throttle body.

Re: simple ignition wire question

Posted: Sep 21 2019 4:35pm
by milkmandan
Thank you mark5 & EHP & to all before.

Re: simple ignition wire question

Posted: Sep 21 2019 4:45pm
by milkmandan
Can you guys take a swing at one more issue than I have?

The following is a picture of The wire that goes to the on off switch for the headlight and horn. The wires are red and purple. I assume red is positive purple is negative and the switch just completes the circuit. What could I connect this purple and red wire to on the new controller for power? Could I connect it to the high level brake wire? Or would I have to open the new controller and solder a new set of wires to give it power?

Re: simple ignition wire question

Posted: Feb 14 2020 8:44pm
by markz
If its one wire labelled "ignition" then that goes to the battery positive (+)

If its two wires, I believe they probably just complete the circuit so you just twist tie them together and the controller is always on! Otherwise you connect it up to the ignition on the throttle, if you know what those wires are on the throttle.... or you connect it up to a separate ignition key switch which should hopefully have just two connections on it, but some will not, some will have an "aux" setting, like a car.