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Lucas amp meter out for service, how to start car?

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nync Glenn Meteer
Charlotte, NC, USA   USA
First off, I am not too familiar with auto electrics and the TR6 in particular. I sent the amp meter out to Nisonger Instrument service for repair a few weeks ago. I understand the car will not start without the amp meter installed (right?) Is it possible to jumper across the two hot wires that feed the amp meter to start to car? I was surprised how much juice runs through those wires. The Lucas ampmeter also has a light socket and a third smaller wire that doesn't show up on the Prospero's Garage wiring diagram for the 69' TR6. Is this a ground wire? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks

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glcaines Silver Member Gary Caines
Hiawassee, GA, USA   USA
You should be able to jumper across the main wires. Make absolutely sure that you protect the jumpered wires from shorting out to ground as well as the wire to the light.



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poolboy Ken D
Sandy Hook, MS, USA   USA
Compare the schematic you have with the one here:
http://www.advanceautowire.com/schematics.htm

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nync Glenn Meteer
Charlotte, NC, USA   USA
Thanks guys for the information.

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