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Unread 07-26-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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Does anybody know how to adjust a potentiometer? I have a 1996 DS 48v. It is just the plain pot, not MCOR or v glide. Thanks
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Unread 07-26-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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What ohms readings is the output at now?
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The pot units are not adjustable other than travel through linkage. If you still have the original stock unit that is under drivers seat and has accelerator shaft running through it is only available through after market suppliers. If you have 2nd style of accelerator pedal shaft with large return spring you can convert to late model MCOR control?
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What ohms readings is the output at now?
I'll check it and post it later.
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The pot units are not adjustable other than travel through linkage. If you still have the original stock unit that is under drivers seat and has accelerator shaft running through it is only available through after market suppliers. If you have 2nd style of accelerator pedal shaft with large return spring you can convert to late model MCOR control?
I think that the 96 had the pot under the pedals and that unit is now an after market item, the V-Glide is still available but either way both systems can be converted to MCOR.The kit is advertised as a 96/97 conversion but I did my 2000 with the same parts, just didn't have to use the accelerator shaft bracket.
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I'll check it and post it later.
I have had luck adjusting the leverage & or replacing just the pot in these old units.
When we see what readings you are getting we can determine what to check next.
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Throw it in the trash and get an MCOR conversion kit. PotBox = CRAP!
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I have had luck adjusting the leverage & or replacing just the pot in these old units.
When we see what readings you are getting we can determine what to check next.
Well, I thought my battery cables would come in today, but they didn't. I will post the readings as soon as I can.
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We don't need no stinking battery cables
The pot needs no power to work. It is a 2 wire output.
Set the DVM to 20k ohms & connect the leads one to each wire. ohm meter should read 0 or close to it. As you press the gas the meter should steadily rise to 5000 ohms.
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We don't need no stinking battery cables
The pot needs no power to work. It is a 2 wire output.
Set the DVM to 20k ohms & connect the leads one to each wire. ohm meter should read 0 or close to it. As you press the gas the meter should steadily rise to 5000 ohms.
Oh, ok. Let me go out to the shop and check it...
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