WHY IS MY IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER PRODUCING A LIVE CURRENT?

  • Tiny
  • sd_77civic
  • 1977 Honda Civic
  • 2WD
  • manual
  • 180,000 miles

I have been doing some electrical work on my '77 Civic 1200. During the past couple of days, after replacing the ignition coil and ballast resistor, each time I try to start the car I experience electrical current passing through the ignition cylinder. As you can imagine, pretty shocking (no pun intended). I have also replaced the voltage regulator with one of the spares I have lying around. Could this be the culprit? Anyhow, I have been scratching my head trying to figure out what I could have possibly done that could cause this and have not been able to procure an answer. Any suggestions?

-sd_77civic

Monday, May 7th, 2012 AT 4:34 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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  • 29,787 posts

Go back and check what you have done, you have a power feed back somewhere, check the coil first.

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Monday, May 7th, 2012 AT 4:43 AM

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