Ammeter short

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11 Jun 2018 11:37 #34758 by ilikescars
ilikescars created the topic: Ammeter short
Thought I'd share this experience with the clubmembers:
I recently installed a wiring loom on a 36 Auburn along with an ammeter in the dash. The ammeter looked a little crusty, but otherwise OK.
After running the car and shutting it off, I walked away for a moment. Upon returning to the car, I saw tons of smoke billowing from the wiring loom.
I immediately pulled the ground cable off the battery and the the smoke subsided. I discovered that the red wire coming off the Startix had burned it's insulation off. Looking at the ammeter, I guessed that the wire may have grounded on the body of the instrument cluster near the ammeter.
Maybe someone can add their thoughts to this problem. (Best to use a new ammeter?)

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