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Aircraft Ignition Harness FAQs

Below you will find a series of industry frequently asked questions surrounding aircraft ignition harnesses. Read on to find out more information about aircraft ignition harnesses or contact us today with your aircraft ignition harness question or request.

Q: Do I need to order two of each aircraft ignition harness for my engine?

A: No, the part numbers we have on our website are the complete aircraft ignition harness which has leads for the left and right aircraft magneto. If you are just looking for a half aircraft ignition harness or a harness to just one magneto, then you will need to use the Champion guide and find the harness the corresponds to the left hand or right hand magneto.

Q: Can I get a half aircraft ignition harness for the Aero-Lite brand?

A: No, unfortunately, the Aero-Lite aircraft ignition harnesses are only sold as complete units for an engine. Champion offers aircraft ignition harnesses for individual magnetos but these must be special ordered.

Q: What color are the wires for an Aero-Lite aircraft ignition harness? Champion? Kelly?

A: Normally, Aircraft ignition harnesses from Aero-Lite will have the wires covered in a blue silicone shielding. For Champion aircraft ignition harnesses the color of the wires is a metallic gray in the braided wire shielding. Red is the color for the aircraft ignition harnesses from Kelly. Different colors can be obtained for most aircraft ignition harnesses but they must be special ordered.

Q: Can I get a Champion aircraft ignition harness with 90 degree elbows for the fittings?

A: No, Champion only makes aircraft ignition harnesses with straight lead spark plug connections. If you require 90 degree elbows, then you must get either an Aero-Lite or Kelly aircraft ignition harness.

Q: What is included in a single repair lead kit?

A: A six-foot section of aircraft ignition harness wire terminated at the spark plug end is included in the kit. Also, all of the parts required to swage the wire into the harness cap (tools not included).

Q: Is the aircraft ignition harness by Aero-Lite shielded the same as a Champion harness?

A: Yes, both harnesses will be shielded to protect the wires. The aircraft ignition harness by Aero-Lite are covered in silicone over the shielding.