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    Please post results after install. Afraid I may be headed in same direction. thanks

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    That's ok, they should work. If not they have a 60 day return policy with free return shipping. So shouldn't be too bad if I have to return them.
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    So I am in the middle of replacing my original IC's with the Nology Profire's. I know this seems like a stupid question, but the old coils don't have a +/- label on them and I'm not good with electrical diagrams. Are the black/white wires the positive or negative? Thanks
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    White is power and black is ground on most aftermarket coils.
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    Sorry, I should have been more specific. There are 2 wires running to each coil. They both have a black/white wire that comes from the starter switch. The second wire leading to the left coil is blue and to the right is yellow. They come from the TI spark units. I'm just not sure which wire to connect to the + and - on each new coil. The original coils do not have a +/- on them.
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    black with white is positive
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    Welcome to the forum. Please go to the CX Wiki (another link in my signature) and download the wiring diagram and Factory Service Manual for your specific model.

    Murray gave you the short answer. Here's how to figure it out for yourself: On the wiring drawing you can follow the lines on it to see which wire goes from where to where. All circuits begin with the battery's positive terminal, which is connected to (via the fuse) the red wire. The red wire runs directly to the Ignition Switch where it connects to the black wire when the key is turned On (= black is switched power). You will see that the black/white wire to the spark units and the coils comes from the Engine Stop Switch (kill switch) where it connects to the black wire when the switch is on. Since the black/white is connected to positive it has to be the positive side of the coil.
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