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    I've followed the TM and dug into the dash to identify this problem but no success yet. All electrical instrument gauges do no work with the exception of the high beam indicator and no charge light which are controlled by the power/ignition switch. The start relay under the hood had the starter button spliced in to start the unit without dash power but the original harness is still in place. This unit was overhauled in 10' with no signs of rat damage (thank god). I've pulled the dash and traced proper voltage from the battery -> battery disconnect -> power/ignition switch -> combination instrument cluster but no life from any electrical gauge. I do have power to the center indicator lights on the dash above the tach.

    I came across The FLU farm's thread about a hidden relay on the alternator that could cause issues but I have confirmed power to the gauge already. Any thoughts?

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    Sorry, can't offer any advice here.
    But for what it's worth, the charging issue on my Winter SEE has improved, all by itself.

    Just like many other ailments on the FLUs, come to think of it. I think the lesson to be learned is that if I leave well enough alone, it gets better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The FLU farm View Post
    Sorry, can't offer any advice here.
    But for what it's worth, the charging issue on my Winter SEE has improved, all by itself.

    Just like many other ailments on the FLUs, come to think of it. I think the lesson to be learned is that if I leave well enough alone, it gets better.
    I'm pulling the alternator to check that relay though I don't have an explanation why that would cause such a fault.
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    You may have inspired me to take another look at my over charging issues - before the snow starts falling.

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    thread hi-jack...
    i just got done repairing all of the rat damage in my harness. the problem now is i don't know where some of the wires plug in on the instruments. for example, the tachometer has 4 spade connectors on it, i have no idea which spade corresponds with wire 36, which corresponds to 31S, etc. the rats had chewed the wires down to the terminals on the tach. does anyone have that marked down on a picture or does anyone have a way to check easily for me?

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    You only have 15 possibilities to get them installed incorrectly. Start trying...what could possibly go wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The FLU farm View Post
    You only have 15 possibilities to get them installed incorrectly. Start trying...what could possibly go wrong?
    explosions?

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    Possibly. But probably only if you got the ether start function working already, and there's a leak.
    If you leave the doors open, even that potential explosion shouldn't hurt anything. After all, the windshield is not only secured by the normal seal, but also three wires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The FLU farm View Post
    Possibly. But probably only if you got the ether start function working already, and there's a leak.
    If you leave the doors open, even that potential explosion shouldn't hurt anything. After all, the windshield is not only secured by the normal seal, but also three wires.
    shwewww I'll be ok, my ether tube is broken and missing.

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    See, you're perfectly safe to proceed with the experimental wiring effort.

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