Hello, I am working on an LT155 for a friend of ours. last year I replaced the battery as it kept going dead on her. This year same thing. So I got looking and found a wire burnt in half. It turns out that the burnt part was actually a diode in the wiring coming out of the stator. So, I called to order a new stator and wiring.
I got a call back letting me know that the 3 amp stator I ordered was no longer available and I would need to "upgrade" the tractor to a 15a charging system.
The parts came in with absolutely no instruction at all. I installed the stator, most of the wiring was pretty straight forward. I came to a "jumper" as they call it with a strange looking white connector on it, and a couple of yellows and the brown striped wire that came with the kit. Not knowing where it goes I called the dealership. I eventually found that it is a headlight/fuel cutoff. After finding the schematic I traced the wiring and found a relay containing the wires from the switch as well as another wire with a connector not connected to anything. So, I figured the brown striped replaces the yellows coming out of the relay, and the new found yellow then goes to the new "jumper".
So everything hooked up I reinstall the battery and without turning on the key, the lights come on. So I disconnected the lights and the tractor starts right up. Reconnected the light harness lights come on, but the wiring out of the newly added voltage regulator are getting hot. Shut down, disconnected battery, Wires did not melt, caught it pretty quick.
So, I guess I am at a point of confusion. Dealer has no "upgrade" diagram. I have no idea why the lights are on all the time now or why the wires heat up. The switch has an off, on and start.
Basically two wires out of the stator to the regulator, pigtails replacing the old yellow and green in the harness. New red wire from the center of the regulator to the old harness where the one with the diode went, connects to the red going back to the switch. Any ideas, suggestions or advice?
Thank you, much appreciated.