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Mopar electrical questions submitted by our readers and answered by our technical editors.

Horny

My 1969 Coronet (base) needs a new horn switch. I am told there are two different switches, one for use with the horn ring, and one with the small center-cap button. I need the one for the button, but seem to find only the ones for the

Joshing

Joshing Josh Tracy, Kirkland, WA, 1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite 318 I just switched to electronic ignition and it worked well for a while (though harder to start from the get go, which confused me since my understanding is that the…

Meeting Resistance

Meeting Resistance Don L, Alton IL, 1996 Dodge Dakota 360 Hello, love the Mag , anyway I am looking for some decent plug wires for my 360, But why use wires with resistance? Would zero resistance be better? I remember a few yrs ago…

Electronic distributor

Tech Question Ed Butenschoen, Eau Claire, WI, 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury 383-4 Rick, I use your tech info all the time and most of itprinted out for my shop files. Here's my latest dilemma... I have a stock 383-4 in my C body with…

Ballast Resistor

Tech Question Erik Bakko, Brooklyn, NY, 72 Dodge Swinger 318ci Dear Mr. Mopar Guru, My ballast resistors have an expected life span of 3 months in my Dart. Iput 4000 miles on the clock in the last year. I'm not sure what this…

Dielectric Grease

Tech Question Eric Hufstedler, Pasadena, CA , 1974 Plymouth Valiant 318 Is using a dielectric grease (an insulator...) on electricalconnetcors a bad thing in any way? For example, could it ever prevent aconnection by not getting…

Ammeter Capacity

Tech Question Joseph Siefker, milan, MI, 1968 dodge charger 6.1 will the ampmeter in dash take the amps of 90 plus withoutdamage to the gage? I am installing new 6.1 Hemi.thanks Joe.. First, a comment to everybody: Here's…

Headlight Short Circuit

Tech Question Brad Toovey, Sundre, AB, Canada, 1963 Plymouth Valiant 170 Hello Mr Ehrenberg, Here we go again, I've had to plead help in the past, and you've comethrough both times. That being said, I'm using the 'bribe' option,…

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