Need serious solenoid advice.

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by rgoot01, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. rgoot01

    rgoot01 Member

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    I hav a 1979 LowRider with an 80ci. I replaced the starteer solenoid with an Accel solenoid. When I hooked up the battery cable and the starter cable the metal housing got real hot and killed the new solenoid. Why would I be shorting through the metal housing??? Put the old one back on and the same thing. Please Help..
     
  2. wazzle

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    I'll ask the stupid question but you didn't reverse the cables did you?
     
  3. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    Sure sounds like wrong polarity.