Spark Plug Wires - How do you make/test?


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Spark Plug Wires - How do you make/test?

Postby swr1977 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:53 am



My new coils are mounted in the old bracket and they are ready to be reinstalled but I'm not sure how to make up the new spark plug wires.

This is what I have (Yellow is old ... Black is new) Old cables have no continuity! I'm hoping I can reuse the plug jack caps but when I test them I don't get any continuity!

I'm assuming I'll have to cut the new cables and crimp new ends on them but I don't know how nor do I have any special crimping tools.

Can anyone help with this or link me to a forum with instructions?
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new on left doesn't match old on right
new on left doesn't match old on right
new on left doesn't match old on right
new on left doesn't match old on right
2 new wires twice the length of 4 old wires so I'm assuming I cut in half to make new cables
2 new wires twice the length of 4 old wires so I'm assuming I cut in half to make new cables
wire on left unscrewed from plug cap on right
wire on left unscrewed from plug cap on right
New Wires and plugs caps with connectors
New Wires and plugs caps with connectors
Old wires
Old wires
ends on old wires
ends on old wires
plug caps - pointing to one with threads (unscrewed wire from it)
plug caps - pointing to one with threads (unscrewed wire from it)


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Re: Spark Plug Wires - How do you make/test?

Postby swr1977 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:30 am

Is there a way to test my spark plug boot cap connectors?

Two of them were working when I disassembled but now I don't get any connectivity when testing with a DMM.

Am I don't something wrong or are they bad?
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Re: Spark Plug Wires - How do you make/test?

Postby SnoBrdr » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:21 pm

swr1977 wrote:Is there a way to test my spark plug boot cap connectors?

Two of them were working when I disassembled but now I don't get any connectivity when testing with a DMM.

Am I don't something wrong or are they bad?


Why not just buy a new set from NGK.

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Re: Spark Plug Wires - How do you make/test?

Postby swr1977 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:49 pm

SnoBrdr wrote:
Why not just buy a new set from NGK.



Done... and I figured out how to make up the cables with the help of the parts person at Everett Powersports Inc. (Honda Dealership)

What I needed to know that he showed me in addition to cutting/crimping the connector onto the end of the wire was that the spark-plug boot has a resistor in it that is 5K! after I found that out and got home, I tested the old set... they all work fine but being I had just purchased new I of course used the new ones.

Black Beauty is up and running again!
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