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post #25861 of 41992 Old 11-12-2013, 09:25 PM
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Attempted to charge the battery. An hour after putting it on charge I found the battery smoking and acid all over the engine compartment. I have no idea how or why it happened. Only thing I can think is that the smart charger was having a brain fart. So, in order to not have the acid eat my jeep, I got the luxury of covering it all with baking soda, then flushing with water.

Good news is the jeeps battery cables were disconnected (only winch and amp hooked up) and the battery is still under replacement warranty and I was able to upgrade to a yellow top at no extra charge.





I'll be pushing it out and power washing it all tomorrow, yay for me.

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post #25862 of 41992 Old 11-12-2013, 09:30 PM
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Attempted to charge the battery. An hour after putting it on charge I found the battery smoking and acid all over the engine compartment. I have no idea how or why it happened. Only thing I can think is that the smart charger was having a brain fart. So, in order to not have the acid eat my jeep, I got the luxury of covering it all with baking soda, then flushing with water.

Good news is the jeeps battery cables were disconnected (only winch and amp hooked up) and the battery is still under replacement warranty and I was able to upgrade to a yellow top at no extra charge.




I'll be pushing it out and power washing it all tomorrow, yay for me.
I hear you require an additional battery to charge Optimas....hooking them up in parallel....cables to second battery....

http://www.optimabatteries.com/us/en/support/faqs/ < -----Click on "how do i charge a deeply discharged battery?"

Autozone has replaced two OPTIMAS for failing to properly charge our REDTOPS...thus replacing them for free...
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post #25863 of 41992 Old 11-12-2013, 09:37 PM
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I hear you require an additional battery to charge Optimas....hooking them up in parallel....cables to second battery....
That is correct. If you don't have a battery charger capable of charging agm batteries. My charger is designed to charge agm's and gel cell batteries.

My charger
http://store.snapon.com/Battery-Char...s-P647677.aspx
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post #25864 of 41992 Old 11-12-2013, 09:41 PM
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We didnt know that the first time...
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post #25865 of 41992 Old 11-12-2013, 09:45 PM
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I measured my fender to hub length and somehow I'm at 6" of lift on new isolators and 4" Teraflex springs

24" front and rear

No wonder the 33's look small
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post #25866 of 41992 Old 11-12-2013, 09:49 PM
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That is correct. If you don't have a battery charger capable of charging agm batteries. My charger is designed to charge agm's and gel cell batteries.

My charger
http://store.snapon.com/Battery-Char...s-P647677.aspx
Nice...pricey.
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post #25867 of 41992 Old 11-12-2013, 09:53 PM
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We do a lot of vehicle programming. We needed a charger capable of providing steady, clean amperage. The agm capabilities were just an added benefit.
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post #25868 of 41992 Old 11-12-2013, 10:14 PM
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Put a t-case in it... for the 6th time...

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post #25869 of 41992 Old 11-13-2013, 08:26 AM
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Ok, now tell me the part number you used for the heater control and did you have to take apart the gauge cluster to put the bulbs in, or did you use an illuminated gauge overlay? I used NEOX 3mm from superlumination.com for my EVIC and that is pretty much the same size for the heater control, but the NEOX comes with a twist lock base. Sent from my iPad using my fingers

If I remember correctly the LEDs are pc74. Check out superbrightleds.com you can do the gauge cluster for under$15 and it literally takes about ten minutes. Pop off the plastic piece behind the steering wheel and two screws and in-plug the the whole cluster to get it out.

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post #25870 of 41992 Old 11-13-2013, 02:34 PM
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If I remember correctly the LEDs are pc74. Check out superbrightleds.com you can do the gauge cluster for under$15 and it literally takes about ten minutes. Pop off the plastic piece behind the steering wheel and two screws and in-plug the the whole cluster to get it out.
As I recall, the PC 74's were too big for the EVIC and I know the EVIC and heater control take the same bulb. It was the Neo-wedge that I found fit the EVIC. I popped off the gauge cluster, but could only find the twist off bulbs that light up the separate lights, such as the blinkers, fog light, bright light, etc. I changed out the bright light bulb with a blue LED, but what he is showing in his picture is something lighting up his gauge, and you cannot do that, AFAIK, just from the back. You either have to use an overlay or open up the gauge cluster and change a bulb inside. Sent from my iPad using my fingers
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post #25871 of 41992 Old 11-13-2013, 04:04 PM
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Just picked theses up from a part out on Craigslist going to tint them tomorrow no more broken tail light

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post #25872 of 41992 Old 11-13-2013, 04:57 PM
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I put the wedges in the gauge cluster and the pc74's in the heater control. To tell you how hard it is, i literally stopped by my mailbox when i got home in my jeep, parked in my driveway, got a screwdriver from my glove box and installed all these lights without getting out of my jeep in about 15 minutes. Here is my invoice from my order from superbrightleds.com. Just order exactly what i have in whatever color you want. This is for doing the gauge cluster and heater control. Add 2 more PC 74's so you can do the defrost/ac buttons (i forgot to order those)
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post #25873 of 41992 Old 11-13-2013, 06:58 PM
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This is what i did today!
Where did you get that thingamajig on your dash??
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post #25874 of 41992 Old 11-13-2013, 07:13 PM
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Oil change yesterday, radio today (pioneer deh-x6600bt) and plugs tomorrow. Good days.

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post #25875 of 41992 Old 11-13-2013, 07:13 PM
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I ordered a rear main seal, valve cover gasket and tranny fluids and filter today. dreading the rear main seal. Seems like a pain in the @ss.
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