1958 520 John Deere


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1958 520 John Deere

Laura White The beast was running fine, starter was recently rebuilt. Then it died in a snow bank. Battery was deadish, we charged it up, lights are connected to the choke (? or on slider) so that gets pulled out to start, we hit the start pedal, it shorts out. Battery is dead. Charged it up. If you just leave the lights on before hitting the starter pedal, they go off then surge for a second and go back off. the battery holds until you hit the start pedal, then it all shorts out.. are all these things wired like this (to the lights).
Any ideas?

bontai Joe I'd start with a complete and thorough examination of the wiring harness. Sure sounds like there is a wire with no insulation somewhere causing your problems, unless it's a faulty switch. It'll be time consuming to track it down, but most likely not too expensive to fix.


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