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27 minutes ago, SimonC said:

Out of curiosity, why would the regulator need 12v DC to work ?

There is a service bulletin that states the regulator must see a minimum of 4 volts to turn it on so to speak but can't find it at the moment.

I believe a diode was added to the M wire to protect the ignition from stray current. They will not tolerate any voltage.

 

Garry

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1 hour ago, gwest_ca said:

There is a service bulletin that states the regulator must see a minimum of 4 volts to turn it on so to speak but can't find it at the moment.

I believe a diode was added to the M wire to protect the ignition from stray current. They will not tolerate any voltage.

 

Garry

 

Interesting the Kohler Service Manual indicates some applications had a diode in the Mag wire  to avoid leakage...  However in the 3 Chargers I have with either Breakerless or mag there is no diode...  Maybe WH didn't spec them originally????

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Ok, so I'll bypass the switch and see if the regulator comes alive. If yes, something is wrong with my switch. I could always put a dedicated switch for this as I'm guessing leaving the 12v on the regulator will drain the battery. 

 

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any reason why this switch wouldn't work as a replacement if my current one is defective ? 

 

https://www.stens.com/430-070-ignition-switch

 

priced very decently (15$) and is compatible with the Stens 430-223 wiring harness to make things cleaner

 

thanks

 

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30 minutes ago, SimonC said:

any reason why this switch wouldn't work as a replacement if my current one is defective ? 

 

https://www.stens.com/430-070-ignition-switch

 

priced very decently (15$) and is compatible with the Stens 430-223 wiring harness to make things cleaner

 

thanks

 

It will work

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