Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 31

Thread: How to read wiring diagrams - the videos (final version)

  1. #21
    Verified VCDS User iichel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    The Hague, NL
    Posts
    1,531
    Post Thanks / Like
    no wonder today's youth is so stupid. they rely on google wikipedia and urban dictionary.

  2. Likes PetrolDave liked this post
  3. #22
    Verified VCDS User
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    2,656
    Post Thanks / Like
    ^^^Michel: with respect - I can't agree.

    I never cease to be amazed by today's youth - of course it's a gross exaggeration to generalize, but the youth that I speak-to tend to think differently to my generation and invariably their thought processes are far more efficient and much more incisive (IMO).

    I guess it's because the value and the quantum of information has changed dramatically over the years and because the mechanisms to access data has exploded exponentially!!

    I think it's called "evolution".

    Don

    PS: However, I do agree that youth is wasted on the young - but this was also true when I was young (soooooo many years ago, now)
    VW Golf MkVII (MY13) - A3 8V hatch (MY17)

  4. #23
    Verified VCDS User iichel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    The Hague, NL
    Posts
    1,531
    Post Thanks / Like
    on that I can agree!

  5. #24
    Verified VCDS User PetrolDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    South Molton, UK
    Posts
    2,053
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by iichel View Post
    no wonder today's youth is so stupid. they rely on google wikipedia and urban dictionary.
    Maybe not stupid but careless - go to any subject on wikipedia that you have personal knowledge of and spot the glaring errors which when you correct them invariably get put wrong again!

    Wikipedia is NOT reliable is the bottom line, you have to cross reference it against other sources.

  6. #25
    Verified VCDS User iichel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    The Hague, NL
    Posts
    1,531
    Post Thanks / Like
    small life pro tip, wikipedia itself isn't great but in the natural sciences and history it's not too bad. but if you want to go in-depth, check out the citations at the bottom section on wikipedia. that usually refers to good and elaborative sources.

  7. Likes Uwe liked this post
  8. #26
    Verified VCDS User
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like
    I've watched both videos and done some additional reading of the self study materials but I haven't found a description of what a "Plus Connection" is. I see it listed in the WD I have on eBahn for my Touareg.

    Also on page 15 of the PDF that goes with the two videos it shows an A15 in a circle. I'm wondering how this connection with the letter designation differs from the other connections (no letters) described as "weld connections"

    Can someone enlighten me?

  9. #27
    Benevolent Dictator Uwe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    23,473
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    The A15 in a circle should be described in the legend on that page of the diagram.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

  10. #28
    Verified VCDS User
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    The A15 in a circle should be described in the legend on that page of the diagram.

    -Uwe-
    It is on the legend, but it says

    "Plus Connection 13 (15a) (in main wiring harness)"

    another says

    " Plus Connection 2 (15a) (in main wiring harness)"

    I'm wondering what a plus connection is

  11. #29
    Ross-Tech Employee Jef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    HQ
    Posts
    1,880
    Post Thanks / Like
    Short answer, it is a weld point, several wires joined together:


    A very generic example of a weld point, wires joined together.

    The "15a" should be a circuit that has battery positive voltage with the ignition turned on. Where these weld points are located in the vehicle? Not documented.
    Jef
    Ross Tech Support Team, Alpha Squad
    Auto-Scan, learn it, love it, live it... then check the fuses.

  12. Likes jyoung8607, Uwe liked this post
  13. #30
    Verified VCDS User Zenerdiode's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Newcastle, England
    Posts
    921
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by DicknNancy View Post
    I'm wondering what a plus connection is
    Battery positive; i.e. '+' hence 'plus'. With reference to ground.

    Jef excellently illustrates how it is physically constructed, they're then insulated and buried deep in the wiring harness.

  14. Likes Uwe liked this post

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •