Vw battery 2003-what do i hook the cables to? to many wires and screws....HELP
I have a 2003 vw beetle...left the lights on-trying to charge it now....when i open the battery box, i have a thick red a thick black two small (pink) and 1 small orange..really????it has a screw up by the top of the wires and a screw at the bottom of the wires...which screw to i hook the cables to? yea, im a female....
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The thick red is the posotive ,the posotive from your charger needs to be clipped to this cable .can also be shown as + .the black is the negative so connect the negative from your charger to this ,can also be shown as -..Its important you get this right .RED POSOTIVE .BLACK NEGATIVE.Cheers
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Check to make sure the master fuse hasn't blown. It's rather large and should be located next to the fuse box. Also, make sure you don't have a broken battery cable. With an ohm meter, check both the positive and negative cables. You should only see a few ohms of resistance. If you see a really high number or it indicates that it is open, replace the cable. I hope this helps! :)
These cars were very well known to have bad grounds at the tail lamps. I would check the grounds to be sure they are still viable and check the wires to the tail lamps to be sure they haven't corroded.
sounds like its wired up wrong, remove the radio unplug the connector and remove the radio, then check all your fuses must have blown one when radio was installed, after that charge battery and with radio removed see if battery goes dead, if not recheck wiring to radio, common problem with vw aftermarket radio,they are installed wrong,good luck,
Disconnect your negative battery cable. Locate and remove the screws that hold your interior door handles in place (they may be hidden by snap in, or snap on clips). Remove the interior door handles, then disconnect the wire clips to the switches. Your panel is held in place by snap in clips; use a small pry bar to pull them from the door (try to get as close to, or directly under the clips to prevent them from tearing out of the door panel). Once the clips are pulled, pull the panel upward to remove it from the door. Install in reverse.
Try jumpstarting from another car. You probably did not get the battery fully charged before you tried it. Also, check to see if the cables are connected tightly and if they are corroded, clean them before doing anything else. When you jump start, make sure the cables go on the correct terminals at both ends. Make the last connection to the ground on the bug (- wire)
You need to charge your battery up more. Either get a battery charger or leave the jumper cables hooked up for a longer period of time. Your battery was probably completely dead. You might even need a new battery...they really don't like to be completely drained.
After leaving the vehicle for X amount of time, you found it did not start ....because...............
A: potentially low electrolyte (fluid) in the battery which can cause various charging issues [including plate damage]. B: Did not drive long enough to charge the battery to a fundamental and useful state (low batteries take a longer time to charge). C: bad battery plate
While you are at it, make sure you have no corrosion on the battery terminals; this dampens the effort of charging.
Should you have a meter, you can check the following; battery voltage = 12VDC [car not running, ignition acc off] battery charge voltage = 14.8 VDC [usually 120% of battery value] AND car running. This determines that your alternator is supplying the proper V.
Easiest thing to do; charge it over night with an external charging system. Also, you can drive your vehicle to many auto part stores and they will come out and troubleshoot the battery/charging system via an analyzer. This will tell you if your battery is sufficient or needs to be replaced.