Thanks for all the help I have been getting. The boat is slowly, but surely coming along.
I went to re-hook up my starter today and got confused. There is an extra "male" quick connect on the starter that I did not expect to see. I do not have a stray wire in the engine
room that would attach to it (I also don't have a key switch, but that is for another post).
I just want to get the wiring
The MD7A Volvo Penta
diagram is wrong. It does not list the smaller horizontal quick connect at the bottom of the starter. I looked at aftermarket starters and don't see this "feature" on any of their starters. I have also looked at the schematics from Volvo's part's website to no avail.
There are three connections on the starter (please correct me if I am wrong).
#1) cable from battery
lug (via battery
#2) a vertical normal sized quick connect on the top of the starter--I think this is where the key switch activates the solenoid. Please correct me if I am wrong.
#3) (this is the confusing one) a horizontal smaller sized quick connect at the BOTTOM of the solenoid. Is this a ground? Any ideas?
Pics are included. All pics are from the back side of the starter.
Any ideas as to what each of these connections are for?