Starter wires

Jake Brake

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Mar 20, 2013
Location
southern IL
TDI
2005 Passat GLS tdi wagon
I've had my car apart for a while now. I forgot if both big wires go to the positive lug. I touched the battery cable for a second and big sparks. 3 wires one is the trigger and a lot smaller correct?
 

caffeine

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Jan 4, 2021
Location
B.C., Canada
TDI
03 Allroad w/04 BHW/02X conversion, 00 ALH Jetta
I believe it's two big wires to the terminal on the starter; one from battery to starter, the other from alternator to starter. A third, smaller wire, goes to the solenoid.
 

Jake Brake

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Joined
Mar 20, 2013
Location
southern IL
TDI
2005 Passat GLS tdi wagon
I found my problem I pinched a wire putting the trans in. I had to take it back out to tape up the wire. The trans lined right up and is back in.
 
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