what about the exploding thingamabob?
heres a snap I found on dem interwebs
not much help
Hey all. I got one of 'dem 2012 Rs. Not sure if ya'll knew, but we don't have a rear battery. Although, we have the cutout, and just a blanking plate where it would be on the MKV R32s.
So I've picked up the cabling and box and such from a totalled MKV R32 (R.I.P.). I have a question/picture request. I've got the specifics of near the battery, and I know where it pokes through to the outside in the trunk area. However, once it gets outside, I don't know exactly where it is routed up to the front.
Anyway you guys could shed some light on it? AKA, maybe some pictures?
I've looked high and low, and can't find any pictures describing it.
Got tons of pictures of me working on this mod.
Gotcha... Yeah. I don't have that break out box.. The + cable from the battery and the + cable that goes up front bolts to either side of that box. Since I have my battery up front, the respective breakout box is up there too. Where the + cable ends out of mkv r32 battery box, I'm going to bolt that to the end of the + cable that goes up front. I'm hoping there is enough slack in the cable that goes up front to pull it back a little so that I can bolt them together. Since that is also a good spot to put a fuse.. Probably gonna do one of those self resetting circuit breakers, to keep a short from pulling too much current up that cable.
Keep the pictures coming, and thanks again!
idk if this is what you are looking for, but here are some pics of when I replaced the battery
I appreciate the advise, but I wanted to run the cable the exact same way it is run from the factory on the MKV R32s. If you look at the pictures above, I'm using the cables off of a MKV R32, and there is the same exact grounding spot in the trunk, etc. etc.
It should be pretty straight forward. Don't over think it. I did the relocate in my GLI...really wish I had a factory recess for the battery like the Golf R. I'm all about OEM parts, but it would be much easier to:
- Wire from under hood fuse panel to starter
- Wire from starter to battery (you can also get the OEM R32 junction box so you have an under hood jump point; 1K0-937-517)
- Ground from battery to body
It is that easy. Just pull driver side trim and run the wire in the channel. Much easier, much cheaper, and just as effective.
I wasn't clear what you were after, but I was in the boot today and thought of you:
Still thinking about this, Kyle.
Had my car up on a lift for about 30 minutes today while we were trying to figure out how to disconnect the Haldex.
Armed only with an iPhone 4 and a tactical light, I'm attempting to solve your mystery....
This view is from under the Haldex, looking outboard at the left rear wheel. Inside the blue circle is the battery cable penetration (I think) into the boot area. It's almost directly above that honking big bolt (blue arrow) on the forward edge of the rear subframe or swing arm (don't know my terms).
Cable stays on the upper outside edge of the fuel tank, and departs forward like this:
Full rez images here:
The guy on the left. Jeremy. Next time you talk to him.. Tell him Kyle in Atlanta says his R32 is butt ugly, but his attractive wife makes up for it.
Soo.. I'm looking at your pictures, and a few questions.. When the cable come down from the trunk area.. Looks like the gas tank is in the floor pan cavity, and the battery cable is right beside the tank, but tucked up in that cavity. Sound about right?
Then after the fuel tank, it goes under the plastic protector thingy.. any idea where it comes out into the engine bay?
Thanks for the pictures. They are very helpful!!
Jeremy looks familiar, but I can't place him. Is that Mario standing next to him?
The words seem to match what I saw.
I didn't trace the forward end. Do you know where the jumper post is on our cars? Roughly, it's high on the firewall in the engine bay directly in front of the driver. I would think that sort of a "straight line between 2 points" is how the cable routes.
I was curious about where and how many spots VW decided to secure the battery cable to the car. I'm making the assumption that the spots where there is cable securing holes/spots are identical.
No idea who Mario is. Just Jeremy.