Question about 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Will also periodically idle roughly for no reason. The black wire coming out of the fuse box located on top of the battery also gets very warm to the touch but does not blow the fuse. Are all these problems related and how do I fix them?
Well it looks like there might be a couple problems here 1st one is it seems to be that there is a short in the wiriong harnest some where that is causing the wire to heat up the only way to fix that your self is to locate the short if not able to locate it find full service garage....
2nd if the vehicle keeps flooding it might be a fuel injection problem or stuck throttle try to look into that that is a easy find if its the throttle stuck you look under the hood for the throttle body which will have cables running to it and make sure it isnt stuck open...
is there ant thing else i can assist you with
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
European Cars follow the same wiring codes for their vehicle. The black wire if I am not mistaken is the one connected to terminal 15 or the switch controlled positive downstream - from the batttery. This means any electrical unit that needs only to be turned on when the key is switched, that wire supplies the power.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
When your motor starts racing like you say shut it off asap.pull the fuse and check out. the fuse should be to the left of the steering wheel underthe dash .black wire goes to the negative end of the battery.if the black wire is looose or not connected or has cut in between the motor will get hot and make noises while starting.that wire is for giving pressure from battery to motor.if the black wire is not connected the motor will not start from the current of battery but by the force of the engine and it gets hot.check out the wire by meter.or get get it checked and connected by local car garage mechanic.this will help.
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Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Normally if a wire gets hot then it means that the wire is not big enough for the current going through it,but now the problem is how hot is it getting? If you could find out where this wire goes then maybe I could help you more..Also there is an idle speed control unit which sometimes gets dirt clogged to it and a bit of cleaning normally sorts this out.I would suggest you clean the carb(if it has one) and use something called Reddex which cleans the whole fuel flow from the tank up to the combustion chamber...Hope this helps..
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
If the wire does not make any problem to the normal working of the engine and system ,don't get bothered about it.avoid the touching on the wire with bare hands.the hot you feel is normal and don't get scared of that.thank you
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Are the battery connections dirty at all or any corrosion? A lot of vehicles idle at a higher rpm when they are first started and the idle will drop when they warm up. Is the vehicle engine light or any other light coming on? How old is the battery? How many miles are on the vehicle and when was the last tuneup? Could be as simple as your throttle body needs cleaning. Also is this a Gas or Diesel beetle? Once I have more information I can assist you even further. It sounds like general cleaning and maintenance should solve this problem. Also please give me a chance to assist you further before requesting for more help. Also at anytime you feel acceptable please rate my solution accordingly.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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