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Hi all! Putting my 05 Focus ZX4 5 speed back together after replacing a bad clutch slave cylinder. Getting near the end of the job, I found this wire. I'm guessing it's a ground, not sure on that. The connector has been snapped off.

Can anyone tell me where it goes and what type of connector I should solder onto it? Thanks so much in advance!

1st pic is where the wire leaves the harness, above the transmission, 2nd is the end of it.

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Hi all! Putting my 05 Focus ZX4 5 speed back together after replacing a bad clutch slave cylinder. Getting near the end of the job, I found this wire. I'm guessing it's a ground, not sure on that. The connector has been snapped off.

Can anyone tell me where it goes and what type of connector I should solder onto it? Thanks so much in advance!

1st pic is where the wire leaves the harness, above the transmission, 2nd is the end of it.

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If it's just a single wire it's probably the starter trigger wire

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If it's just a single wire it's probably the starter trigger wire

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I just checked the starter, all the wires are correctly connected there. This one is black and blue. I'm trying to dig up a wiring diagram to figure it out. I have no idea how it broke, perhaps I didn't disconnect it when I was tearing it apart :(
 

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If it's just a single wire it's probably the starter trigger wire

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Solved my problems and answered my questions. I pulled the starter and reinstalled the solenoid properly- when I put it back in initially, the connection was closed since the solenoid didn't slot into the fork properly, so when I hooked the battery up the starter just spun without engaging.



I put it back together, connected the battery, tried to start it, nothing. Then I connected that wire to the body of the car with vice grips and it fired right up, so I got an eyelet connector and crimped it on and stuck it under a bolt and she's good to go, so you were right, it was the starter ground wire. I thought you meant one of the wires leading directly to the starter solenoid, didn't realize there was a ground elsewhere.

Thanks!

Also, didn't know until the other day that 05-07 was considered 1st gen, sorry for posting in the wrong forum.
 
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