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Als
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Headlights and wiring

Postby Als » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:48 pm

Quick question. Are the headlight supposed to operate with the key switch off. Mine do and I don’t like it that way for obvious reasons. New light switch from Hamilton bobs.
Running fine, now trying to finish up one worm after another. I believe this to be the last stumbling block.
This wiring has been altered only bypassing the safety switch’s, I don’t like that either. That’s a easy one.
Been scratching my head on the lights though.
Any thought will be appreciated.
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Larry B
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Re: Headlights and wiring

Postby Larry B » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:23 pm

Yes. The lights work with key off.

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Re: Headlights and wiring

Postby Als » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:13 pm

Different switch then I guess. To easy to get a dead battery. Guess I wait some more again till I can find a suitable switch or figure how to change the wiring to be key on for power. Has anyone her done it? Help would be quicker. Grass has now greened up.
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Re: Headlights and wiring

Postby Larry B » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:26 pm

Here is a link to a manual you might find useful

http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/mtd/Publ ... doSearch=Y

No need to replace the light switch. Just use the schematic to locate the wire feeding the BATT terminal of the light switch and connect it to the + terminal of the ignition coil. That is fed by the ignition switch.
Never had a problem leaving light on and killing battery on my 184.

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Re: Headlights and wiring

Postby Als » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:10 pm

Not so much me but others. (Not saying I haven’t done it)
Ty I’ll try that.
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Re: Headlights and wiring

Postby Als » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:36 pm

Thanks for the link. I have other copies of the manuals but the mad ones are always clear and handy.
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