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Which vw new beetle battery terminal is positive and which is negative? is it the one with the red cable on the inside, or the one on the outside nearer the side panel?

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Red is positive.

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The red cable is always the positive, this is the same in any car or truck, the black is always the negative.

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The larger red cord on the battery is the main battery terminal wire. The small reds ones and black one control the solar panel that comes with the beetle.

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And the large battery post is the negative, thesmaller is positive

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