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After removing, checking then replacing the starter motor the battery light has come on, on the dashboard and the battery is not recieving any charge. I have checked all the visible fuses. Traced the wiring from the alternator to the wiring loom under the dash and replaced the alternator. When i turn on the engine there is still no power going to the battery. Are there any hidden fuses.

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Please review this article: Where's The Fuse?

I cannot give you any specifics about your particular vehicle because vital information like year, model and engine size was not included in the question. What I will say however, Is that if the problem with the battery light started with the replacement of the starter, I would look for problems at the starter - like fusable links that did not get hooked back up or something. If any fuses got blown while replacing the starter, it can only be because the first step in starter replacement was not performed by the person replacing the starter. The first step in replacing a starter in ANY vehicle is always "DISCONNECT BATTERY". This keeps things like fuses, fuse links, alternator diodes, computers, etc., safe from accidental damage during the starter replacement.

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  • s_elliman Apr 02, 2011

    Hi, Its a 1983, vw t25,1900cc watercooled transporter. The battery was disconnected and I have been crawling underneath for hours trying to see if a wire has been left off..

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    dttech Apr 02, 2011

    OK according to the wiring diagrams for your vehicle there should be 5 wires connecting to the solenoid at the starter. There should be a BROWN wire 2 BLUEandYELLOW wires and 2 RED wires. The two red wires should connect together. One goes to the battery and the other is the main battery circuit to the alternator.

  • s_elliman Apr 02, 2011

    Thanks, I have three at the moment. One red to the alternator, one red to the egnition and one thick black.

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    dttech Apr 02, 2011

    The thick black wire should not connect to the starter solenoid. It should ground to the engine. It is the negative cable from the battery and should ground to the starter mounting bolt. There is no RED wire that goes to the ignition. One RED wire goes to the battery positive post and the other RED wire goes to the alternator. These should both connect on the large terminal at the starter solenoid. The BROWN wire goes to the Ballast Resistor/Ignition Coil. It will connect to the small terminal opposite the BLUE/YELLOW wires. The BLUE/YELLOW wires Come from the ignition switch through the Neutral Safety Switch and go to the Jetronic Control Unit. They come together at the starter and may only have one connector. but there will be two BLUE/YELLOW wires.

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