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Old 09-05-2009, 10:41 PM   #21
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it goes between + and gnd. observe polarity: longer lead is +.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:57 PM   #22
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it goes between + and gnd. observe polarity: longer lead is +.
Sometimes they have a rubber insulator on the + end of the cap as well.
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Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead but...

Everytime I apply power to the car, the end of the capacitor blows off and it smokes like a bitch. This is the second Cap and I made sure both times that the polarity was correct. This is with the single 10000. did I miss something or should I opt for a different setup?
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The polarity isn't correct.
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The polarity isn't correct.
Check the cap's voltage too - should be minimum 35v.

Last edited by BarbyCar; 12-27-2011 at 09:31 PM. Reason: Edited 'cos I can't read symptoms before posting.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:42 PM   #26
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Fixed the cap issue. Now I don't think I'm getting signal from the MS. I have 12v and ground at all 4 connectors. Signal wires are direct to the harness of the DIYbob.
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