Good Morning Tynetta,
Looks like we are both doing some learning on this one. Electrical isn't my strong point, but will try to help. So, don't take what I say as gospel.
I'm going to have to do a little digging myself to help.
As far as ground goes. The test light lit up for you because it completed a circuit.
Don't cut wires unless you are replacing them. When you reattach them, there are good connectors to use and ones that will come back to haunt you. I'll get back to you on that later. You can back probe connectors, that is use a tool ( I seen paper clips used for this) to get into the terminal connector and tocuh the wire to get a reading. There are special tools if you choose,
for example. I would be careful about what wires you touch to what as components can be damaged from this. I'd like to elaborate, but I would be saying more than I know.
"(Note: Before I cut the, the right side lights were acting up and/or wouldn't work. After I cut the wires, the lights on both sides came on normally. I cant explain this.) "
My thoughts are that there are wires touching or pinched, misrouted etc. On the lighting circuit and. Another circuit that that is causing the stalling because of the wiring problem. I "think" by removing the ground wires, causing the light to work right, means another circuit and the lighting circuit are sharing grounds, but when both circuits are put into service, such as by stepping on the brake or by turning on the lights, the circuit gets shorted.
With those grounds disconnected does the stalling still happen? There has to be a problem with the lighting circuit and another as I see it.
"QUESTION #3: Why do you think the ground wire that connects to the frame is negative without being connected to the frame? It is suppose to be hot. Correct? "
I "believe", the ground is just the return path for the electricity. You have 12.6 volts going into a component (hot), it goes into the component and then seeks ground. I'll ask a few questions at work today and see what I can't learn/teach :shock: :)
I'll get back tonite with what I learn.
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 AT 4:27 AM