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I'm trying to put the wires back on the starter solenoid on a 1973 Corvette. I've 3 terminals( 2 small, 1 large) and 4 wires. 1 large brown, 1 large red, 1 small green, and 1small black. What goes where?

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Where is the large brown one coming from? The large red one comes from your positive terminal on the battery that goes to the large terminal on the starter the green and black go on the other two terminals. The large brown one is a mystery. It could be to power something that was added onto the car that needed a large power source. Has someone put any kind of large speaker system or air ride or something like that? Do you have a load leveling shock absorber system?

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  • montess427 Nov 09, 2010

    No, the large red one is not the battery cable. All of these four wires are in addition to the battery cable. Both the red and brown wires are about 12 gauge wires and come out of the harness. as do the small wires. The red one does go to the terminal with the battery cable, it has a large eyelet. But the other 3 wires have small eyelets and there are two small terminals. The small black wire might be a ground, but I don't know where to connect it.

  • tractormanan Nov 09, 2010

    Maybe this will help looks like the black one is a ground and it attaches on the starter shield.http://electricwiringdiagram.com/wp-cont...

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