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    Hi all, I have recently reinstalled a Bosch starter into my Virage. As I removed it over a year ago, I can't remember which points the leads from the battery and ignition connect to:

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    Any help appreciated as always!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chodaboy View Post
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    Haha, posted this one by phone and I must have hit something while adjusting the screen size.

    I would have been impressed if someone had solved my problem just on that. Probably Simon.
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    I'd say #2 for the battery lead with fair confidence. No idea regarding the lead to the solenoid but it is one of the push on terminals. You could just touch a positive lead onto each in turn and see if one of them kicks the solenoid. I'd do that but couldn't recommend it to others, not knowing how the car is set up since there's a slight risk of damage. Perhaps try it with a 10 amp fuse in the line used to touch 12V+ onto the spade?

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    Feh, let's give it a go:
    1) in from start position on ignition switch
    2) battery+ connection
    3) start signal output (some EFI systems need this)
    4) solenoid connection- usually nothing will connect here.
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    That sounds about right mate. I had left the ignition wire on the starter when it was reconditioned but it came back without it and before I could fashion up another one, a mate of mine put the starter back in while I was at work so it's all going to be done blind.

    This will be the easy part however, because the ignition coil, air cleaner and carby hoses all have to go back on and all of their bolts are randomly scattered around the bulkhead...

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    #2 is battery to starter lead.
    #3 is the ignition wire - test with bridging wire

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    Well, against the odds, the beast rides again. Number 3 was indeed the right connection for the ignition line. My home-made wire is working, the battery wasn't flat and I got all the right bolts onto the right parts pretty much first time. Just missing one for the ignition coil and a couple of nuts for the air cleaner.

    Off for a service now as well overdue and there's a possible cooling problem.

    Thanks to all for your help!

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