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    Starter Wire Diagram

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    Hey Guys I normally am posting in the B5 S4 thread but I have run into a wall with the starter wire orientation on my 2001 Audi A4 1.8T manual.

    I have gone ahead and used Gumby's picture from his build thread for clarity since he took a picture of exactly what I was talking about. I have the Bentley diagram as well to post to show that the one connector in red that I am talking about isn't in the Bentley...

    Any insight would be much appreciated!!!!!

    ***Connector in question is circled in red***



    Bentley Diagram not indicating that the positive battery lines is to be connected to that part of the starter

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    When I took that picture for my build thread I was actually asking if I had I hooked up right, which I didn't. The cable you have circled actually connects to the same post as the other cable. One comes off your alternator, and the other is off the battery, if you don't have them connected your battery won't charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
    When I took that picture for my build thread I was actually asking if I had I hooked up right, which I didn't. The cable you have circled actually connects to the same post as the other cable. One comes off your alternator, and the other is off the battery, if you don't have them connected your battery won't charge.
    Just so I am clear both positive battery connectors, connect to the same threaded rod on the top of the starter?




    Thank for the heads up!!!!!
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    Neither are grounds, but yes you're correct.
    Last edited by Gumby; 08-28-2012 at 03:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
    Neither are grounds, by yes you're correct.
    Thanks Gumby! Looks like my project from last October will be firing on this week thanks for the clarification! Love your build thread by the way it has given me motivation lately looking though the entire build! Keep up the great work!
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    Wow. That photo (along with people referring to positive battery cables as "ground connectors")...scares me just a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walky_talky20 View Post
    Wow. That photo (along with people referring to positive battery cables as "ground connectors")...scares me just a bit.
    I will give you something to be scared about :) take a ride in my S4...

    Edit I don't see it say ground connectors :)

    Anything else you don't like mr. smarty pants? we are all here to make your internet viewing pleasure the best...troll
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    Quote Originally Posted by s2the4 View Post
    I will give you something to be scared about :) take a ride in my S4...

    Edit I don't see it say ground connectors :)

    Anything else you don't like mr. smarty pants? we are all here to make your internet viewing pleasure the best...troll
    Are you kidding? He doesn't like that what looks like a HOT starter wire is connected directly to ground. +12V dead shorted from a car battery = FIRE.

    And it probably said something about ground cables before you edited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catbed View Post
    Are you kidding? He doesn't like that what looks like a HOT starter wire is connected directly to ground. +12V dead shorted from a car battery = FIRE.

    And it probably said something about ground cables before you edited.
    That's not even a coherent sentence, go back to high school and take the GED again. I edited what I had said after mr. walkie talkie decided to come a trolling...
    clearly the first picture was wrong and not even from my build so relax... it's already been taken care of mr troll # 2
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    My apologies, sir. I assure you I won't be "trolling" any of your threads in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walky_talky20 View Post
    Wow. That photo (along with people referring to positive battery cables as "ground connectors")...scares me just a bit.
    Like I said in my previous post that picture was taken before I knew the correct orientation of those cables. That was right after I had dropped in my engine and was trying to figure out all the wiring. That was corrected long before I ever dropped a battery in the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walky_talky20 View Post
    Wow. That photo (along with people referring to positive battery cables as "ground connectors")...scares me just a bit.
    Quote Originally Posted by walky_talky20 View Post
    My apologies, sir. I assure you I won't be "trolling" any of your threads in the future.
    I don't mind you giving good incite especially if you know what your talking about, but come on man how did your comment help in this thread other than me changing the wording from ground connectors to positive battery cable. You came in Salty not trying to help... just saying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
    Like I said in my previous post that picture was taken before I knew the correct orientation of those cables. That was right after I had dropped in my engine and was trying to figure out all the wiring. That was corrected long before I ever dropped a battery in the car.
    It seems like the Audizine community needs to learn how to read again... and again...
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    thanks for this post, i forget where those two cables go. there is a cable from the top and one from the font and both go to the big post on the starter? that white connector thing goes to he tab thing. thanks.



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