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woodworker40    Posted 08-18-2022 at 07:29:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ignition switch
  • I have a Golden Jubilee and I had a problem with the starter button, so I replaced it with one from Ct. tractor. When I hooked up the wire the starter engaged. So I decided to just replace it with a ignition key.
    This is where I need help what wire goes on the ING. terminal, For the Batt. terminal do I have to run a wire directly to the battery?

    Next the Starter terminal how do I hook this one up? Do I run a wire to the starter or to the solenoid?
    The new Starter Button when checked with an ohmmeter there was continuity when checked from the terminal to the side of it. The old one did not check out that way.

    HCooke    Posted 08-19-2022 at 12:38:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Woody, This question comes up several times a year and the consensus on this board and the other tractor forum is that this is a serious safety issue. I have never seen anyone on this or the other site recommend bypassing the safety starter switch with a key switch. You will have to figure it out on your own if you are determined to go that route.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-18-2022 at 08:11:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Woody-
    I answered this on the other board and in OT today so here is the LINK to that. FACT: 99.98% of all non-starting issues are due to incorrect wiring regardless if 6V or 12V. If you don't understand the 6V system you are not going to fathom the 12V system. If it ain't running on 6V what makes you think it will on 12V? Blind Luck? Click on The LINK or go to the OT forum and see Jerry's post...


    Tim Daley(MI)

    woodworker40    Posted 08-18-2022 at 09:01:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I don't think you understand my question. My tractor does run but the push button went bad, so I wanted to install a key switch and do away with the push button. So, at this point I needed the help on how to wire in the new switch.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-18-2022 at 10:37:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I understood what you said perfectly Woody. However, NO! You do NOT want to bypass the neutral safety start pushbutton switch NO NO NO! Why? An Accident waiting to happen. Then it will be able to start IN GEAR and you DON"T want that do you really??? I HIGHLY ADVISE you to just get the OEM start pushbutton wired correctly and if needed a new OEM style IGNITION KEY SWITCH and WIRE everything like it is supposed to be. Easier and better than trying to do what you want to do. I still don't think your start pushbutton is bad -how did you test it? How does it start if it is bad? Jump start? It is just wired wrong; fix it right the first time.

    TPD

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 08-18-2022 at 10:46:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ignition switch
  • If you understood him perfectly, then why this response?

    FACT: 99.98% of all non-starting issues are due to incorrect wiring regardless if 6V or 12V. If you don't understand the 6V system you are not going to fathom the 12V system. If it ain't running on 6V what makes you think it will on 12V? Blind Luck?

    In case you forgot, you are not on YT right now. If you want to channel Dell, take this rude crap over there.

    woodworker40    Posted 08-18-2022 at 21:02:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I am sorry I ever posted my question.
    Just to set the record straight I have had my tractor for over 30 years and have done many repairs on it. New clutch and a lot of other things. My tractor runs and is in good shape.
    All I wanted to do was replace the starter button because the tab where the wire hooks on broke its still there but at times it does not work, I have to wiggle it. I am 82 years old and have done maintenance work all my life I retired from a steel mill.

    I will have to remember not to bother you people on this forum in the future I sure didn't expect this reaction I thought I would get the help I asked for, but I was wrong.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 08-19-2022 at 06:55:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Ignition switch
  • Please do not judge the forum by the actions of one person. As my mother used to say "It only take one bad apple to ruin a basket full"

    I believe Dean has given you good advice.

    I personally believe in keeping it as near original as possible.

    Good Luck,

    Jack - Iowa

    deanostoybox    Posted 08-18-2022 at 07:56:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Ignition switch
  • Seems the starter button you got is defective. Should not have continuity until depressed.

    As to the key switch with starter terminal, it will not work with the original solenoid unless you add an extra relay.

    Also it is a bad idea to bypass the neutral safety device. I have not been run over by a tractor, but I have been run over by a truck. I can guarantee you do not want to get run over.

    Best to return the starter button and get one from a reliable source.

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