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Old 08-14-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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Ignition Transformer Capacitor



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2006ZXW (wagon)

Can anyone confirm, the square little object in the photo is indeed the Ignition Transformer Capacitor ?

1: What is it's function?

2: I assume it can cause F1.9 to blow if it is in the condition pictured.

3: Can this cause further damage (ie: PCM) ?

4: Is it bad to drive at all before replacing ?

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Old 08-14-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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It's really not necessary.....supposedly keeps down the ignition electrical noise from being heard through the radio.
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It's really not necessary.....supposedly keeps down the ignition electrical noise from being heard through the radio.
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can it cause F1.9 to blow ?
can this shorted wire cause PCM damage ?
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Don't know about that.....just tape up the bare wire.
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Yes - I've taped it up, but I should explain better. Before I noticed this arcing, the F1.9 (Electronic Engine Controls fuse) blew. The dealer replaced it once, and sent it home, and then I replaced it (while noticing the arcing).

I'm just trying to figure out if I've found the issue, or if the arcing may have caused other problems as well.
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That sounds reasonable to blow that particular fuse. Did the engine run with that blown fuse? I doubt it would cause permanent damage.....but that's a new one on me.
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No - it would not turn over/start with the fuse blown.
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Good for you...I think you found the cause of the blown fuse, something the dealer missed. That would have been a tough one for anybody.
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Well I will add that its a 306.00 fix. parts labour and 65.00 tow. I had replaced the alternator. and never noticed the bare wire. this part was missing. after i hooked up the battery and tried to start the car, it would not start. checked all the fuses etc and figured the PATS security system didnt recognize the chip in either key.. sigh... so had it towed to the dealer. Ticked me off after i learned what it was. the dealer put a new one on and all is good..
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