[T3] '73 Idle Test

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Thu Aug 29 10:50:47 PDT 2019

On 29 Aug 2019 at 9:14, William Jahn wrote:

> Jim that single black to the double black goes to the starter and also has
> continuity with one connector of the CSV plug . It makes no sense why the
> two black wire lead into the car.

I suspect that you've confused different wire bundles coming thru the engine 
breastplate or bulkhead. It's dark up there and there are several wire 
bundles that enter that space. It's easy to get them confused when moving 
from the topside of the car to underneath. The single black wire should come 
from your shift console, but I don't remember exactly how it gets there. The 
shift console also houses the neutral safety switch, which connects back to 
the starter solenoid term #50, so I'm guessing that single black wire is 
cabled along with the starter solenoid wire and then continues on rearward.

> In the test connector there is a + it's a red/white wire off starter
> that comes over the front tin of the engine near the pressure reg then
> goes around in the engine harness to the test plug , it's hot all the
> time. 

Yes, just as I said, although I did not mention the wire color.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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