Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

I replaced the postive battery cable and the battery light came on while driving

(2007 Pontiac G6)
in Denver, CO on February 13, 2012
I noticed the battery light came on while I was driving to work after replacing the postive battery cable. The wipers moved really slow and the lights were dim. When I got to work the car died while pulling into a parking space. I looked around the starter and saw a green wire with an eyelet on it that wasn't hooked to anything. Does that need to be attached to the starter with the positive battery cable? I'm thinking I was only driving on battery power and that the green wire goes to the alternator. Hopefully that's it.
Displaying 1 answers & 0 comments
Popular Answer
on February 13, 2012
Yup, that eyelet wire is your direct link to your alternator. Your alternator can't send the battery any power without it. Two wires should be hooked to positive terminal. The large red wire and a small wire with an eyelet. Hope this helps you. You are missing a wire to your battery positive terminal not your starter
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
While driving 60mph, my check engine , vsc trac, and vsc off lights came on at the same time. Any ideas?
Didn't find what you were looking for?