If anyone can help us with a wiring question on a 1988 Benford 2500 we'd be very grateful. We surprised some kids playing around the dumper last week and now there are two wires loose around the starter motor and we would like to know where, if anywhere, they should be replaced to keep the battery charged.
Wire 1 (marked as A):
In the accompanying picture, the cable coming from the battery + terminal is marked (+).
There is a loose wire (A) which connects on one end to the battery + terminal via the connection on the back of the solenoid (B).
The unattached end of it is a female spade connector (C).
There are male spade connections top (D) and bottom (E) of the heat sink bolted to the engine. The connector at top of the heat sink (D) is actually snapped off, so I'm hoping this *isn't* where C attaches!
The two wires (F) leading to the heat sink come, I assume, from the dynamo on the engine but I've no experience with these engines or with this type of wiring setup.
So, does C connect somewhere on the heat sink? If so, where?
Just out of picture is a short piece of wire bolted on one end to the chassis (i.e. a negative or 'earth' connection). The other end of it is a female spade connector. The only male connector within reasonable range is the one on the back of the solenoid (G). However, the dumper is starting fine on a turn of the key without this wire being attached to anything! Should it be attached or is it just redundant?
We've already replaced the cylinders on this dumper and it's running fine, but electrics are a bit of a mystery and we want to get them replaced absolutely right.
Thanks for any help!