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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:06 pm    Post subject: Where does the third wire on the starter solenoid run to? Reply with quote

Hello all,

I am rewiring my 73 with a harness from Rebel Wire.

My original harness has three wires going to the starter solenoid.

The Thing diagram shows one to the light switch and one to the voltage regulator and then one going to a to "plus" symbol.

Is this going to the diagnostic plug/terminal?

Will I be ok with just two wires?

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Zane
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Where does the third wire on the starter solenoid run to? Reply with quote

The #30 circuit goes to the battery, regulator, fuse box, and maybe the test plug, while the #50 circuit goes to the starter terminal on the ignition switch.



Most everything is shown on current tracks #22-26 of this drawing:


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiring/181_Current_Flow_Diagram_4-73.pdf
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject: Re: Where does the third wire on the starter solenoid run to? Reply with quote

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I found this on this site and it is a huge help.

However on the generator image off the positive side is a leg that i do not know where it goes .

Its connected to circuit 30 correct?

Is this the third wire I am stumped on?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: Where does the third wire on the starter solenoid run to? Reply with quote

Das Ding wrote:
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I found this on this site and it is a huge help.

However on the generator image off the positive side is a leg that i do not know where it goes .

Its connected to circuit 30 correct?

Is this the third wire I am stumped on?


Do you mean the wire just marked (+) that goes nowhere in the diagram? You can leave that off, I believe it was a power tap for diagnostics or something.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: Where does the third wire on the starter solenoid run to? Reply with quote

Yes that's it thank you all!

Is this wire one of the three wires with the round connectors in the photo of my original harness?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Where does the third wire on the starter solenoid run to? Reply with quote

A wire with a number in an orange circle on the end indicates that it goes to the diagnostic port that is at the top of the engine compartment. These wires can be eliminated as the diagnostic port is long obsolete.
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