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post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 03:34 PM
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Either the resistor is shot or the ignition system is drawing way too much current. I definitely would not try running without the resistor.

Disconnect one end of the resistor and then check its resistance with your meter. The '78 Jeeps used a resistance wire instead of a discreet ballast resistor. The '78 FSM says that the wire should have 1.35 Ohms. If you get a reading considerably higher than that, replace the resistor.

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