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I have a '88 El tigre 6000 with one spark plug wire firing.
There are 4 wires coming out of the magneto. 2 of them are hot. Do you know if all 4 need to be hot?
I have one hot wire coming out of the CDI box.

It is smowing in NY, and we are trying to get this thing running!
Thanks,
Marc
 

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It's been a while since I have seen an 88 magneto, but I'll try to help you.

The four wires should be for the following items

Low speed coil
High speed coil
Lighting (AC Current) coil

Normally you should have 3 wires controlling the low speed & high speed coil 1 common, 1 LS & 1 high speed.

You should also have 2 wire for your lighting coil (accessories/lights) usually on Arctic Cat this is brown & yellow.

You should also have another pair of wires for your trigger coil.

The way the system works is:

AC current is generated by the low speed/high speed coils.

It is stored in the CDI box's capacitor until the trigger signals the CDI box to send that current to the primary winding of the ignition coil.

The coil steps th voltage up through the secondary winding to jump the gap in the plugs.

If you have no spark use ths jumper to eliminate all your switches. Especially the throttle monitor switches. This will tell you wether it's your switches or ignition system.
 

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regarding the 2 wires from the CDI box to the coil. Using a light tester, will they both be hot? or just one?
 
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