Re: [DML] Ignition Resisitor Relay..
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Re: [DML] Ignition Resisitor Relay..

I got this after I found the problem.  But thanks.

For anyone else with a phantom battery drain, check
that relay..  The battery cable to the starter simply
rubbed through the insulation on the connector for the
blue/yellow wire..  With the relay energized all the
time (even with the key off), it would drain the
battery within a week.

Moving the wire up a bit on the bolt fixed the

--- Martin Gutkowski - DMC Ltd <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> It's the blue/yellow wire off the back of the
> starter. Someone has 
> incorrectly hooked it up to the battery feed. The
> pin it should connect 
> to is on the back of the starter and using a
> multimeter, should appear 
> to be connected to NOTHING. The -other- connection
> will appear to be 
> shorted to ground. This is the solenoid and takes
> the red/white wire.
> I've seen quite a few different starters on
> DeLoreans and some of the 
> later ones do not have provision for this switched
> output. The 
> Blue/yellow powers the relay for the ballast
> resistors, and also 
> activates the cold start circuit. That is a lot more
> head-bending than 
> the ballast resistors, trust me!
> Martin

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