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 Post subject: Early Gti mk1 distributor to coil wiring colours
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 4:20 am 
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Hoping someone might be able to help me out with this.

I have an early Mk1 gti with the distributor type engine, no ecu control over ignition. I have a pair of wires coming from the distributor, one brown, one black/white, into a two-way connector. I have a page from the manual showing these wires going to positive and negative on the ignition coil, but which one goes to which side of the coil?

(I did find a post on the forum but confusingly it states that brown/white stripe goes to positive....on mine one wire is brown the other BLACK with a white stripe..)

Thanks,


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 Post subject: Re: Early Gti mk1 distributor to coil wiring colours
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 12:33 am 
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Black/white is the positive terminal
Brown is the negative terminal

'5' in the ignition coil

As seen in the schematic, it is required the negative terminal to be connected to the ECU. With this wire connected, the ECU can determine the RPM of the engine.


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 Post subject: Re: Early Gti mk1 distributor to coil wiring colours
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 7:13 am 
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Thanks Pieter


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