No negative power to the distributor

Tiny
JAYBEESQUABBLES
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  • 1995 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 1.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 266,270 MILES
When testing with a bulb, if I switch on the ignition and put the distributor positive wire and battery negative terminal, it's lighting on but if I connect the distributor negative wire and battery positive terminal, there is no power.

I also need to know which wires run through the fuse box, positive or negative or both.
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Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 AT 4:23 AM

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Tiny
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Hello, what color wire are you referring to? The brown wire? I will put up a wiring diagram for the whole distributor. Almost all of the wires run through the engine computer. The black/orange wire is the power wire from the Ignition switch which also powers the Fuel Injectors, the brown wire is actually a shielded ground, meaning it's a braided wire that covers over wires to shield them from/or producing interference. Are you missing spark?
And im assuming this is the 1.6L engine..there is only a 1.6 and 1.8 listed for that year.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-car-electrical-system-works
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Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 AT 11:28 AM

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