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Old 08-14-05, 05:48 PM
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I just bought a new Craftsman snowthrower with a 8.5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine. Off of the electric starter there is a wire sticking out and the manual doesn't show what it is. Any ideas? Is it for an optional attatchment? Should it be tucked in somewhere?
 

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Old 08-14-05, 10:28 PM
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Hello Misterb19!

If this wire is the one I am thinking of, it is actually coming from above the starter rather than from it, and is probably a wire for accessory lighting. It is fed power by the alternator when the engine is running.
 
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Old 08-15-05, 08:38 AM
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Or, although only remotely possible, for a charging circuit. Or the ground (kill) wire. What color is the wire and what color is the connector?
 
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Old 08-15-05, 10:05 AM
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the wire is red and it looks like it has a plastic hood on a single pronged male plug. Should it be tucked in somewhere? I can't imagine it should be exposed to the elements.
 
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Old 08-15-05, 10:07 AM
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thanks

I thought it might be for an accessory. Thanks for the info. SHould I open the console and remove it or should I tuck it in somewhere?
 
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Old 08-15-05, 12:05 PM
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With anything electrical, it is good to keep any moisture from wires/connectors/terminals. Tape it up with electrical tape and cable tie it out of the way. You don't necessarily have to tuck it out of sight, just out o fthe way of any interferrence.
 
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