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post #16 of 42 Old 04-18-2013, 12:53 PM
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Lots of great info fellas. Will be doing this on saturday. Hopefully it helps my ignition problems.

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post #17 of 42 Old 06-05-2013, 07:51 AM
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I put mine here where those nutter test plug things were. What do you guys think, will it look too busy?

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I put mine here where those nutter test plug things were. What do you guys think, will it look too busy?

The wires you run to it will add up fast. I would run them all under the battery tray so that you dont have a hard time removing the battery.
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The wires you run to it will add up fast. I would run them all under the battery tray so that you dont have a hard time removing the battery.
Yea that's a good idea Moc, thx.. I'll run them underneath in looms and keep them secured under there. I picked up some stainless steel zip ties by Storehouse at Harbor Freight. Anyone ever use them? I was thinking of using them here and there as I get stuff wired back up.
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keith460, very nice as usual. Why the ground to the hood?
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Why the ground to the hood?
Because both sides of the hood hinges and the entire hood are painted base color and clear coated so I lost the ability to ground the factory underhood light. Without it, the underhood light will not function.


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post #22 of 42 Old 06-05-2013, 06:24 PM
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It helps to read all the post and not just stare at the pics! Nice work again.
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Don't forget to ground your wiper motor.
Seems like if you make a mechanical item like hinges forced to carry the electrical load, they have a tendency to rust/corrode faster.


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I just recently had to add another ground wire to the headlight switch. My interior courtesy lights wouldn't come on sometimes and it was due to the fact that the paint on the dash plate was causing poor grounding of the switch. I used an internal tooth ring terminal where the switch goes through the dash plate and terminated it to a grounding post used for the dash instruments. Sorry, no pics but it now works every time like it should.

Anytime an electrical issue pops up on the old Jeep, 90% of the time it is due to poor grounding. I think I have them all covered now, even the wiper motor too.

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You can never have TOO MANY grounds!

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keith460, very nice as usual. Why the ground to the hood?

Grounds to the hood also prevent noise in 2 way radio and your amfm radio. Along with grounds from body to frame. Some guys even put grounds on their exhaust pipes. Read Jeep Hammer's blog on dedicated grounds. Military vehicles have them. Civilian Jeeps do not.
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PROPER, and properly MAINTAINED 'Grounds' will also slow corrosion, like rust since the entire vehicle is at the same electrical potential...

If the juice gets into something electrically operated,
Doesn't it make sense to give it a path to get OUT without torturing it?

It's called an ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT for a reason, it has to get back to the battery before it works...
The smoother the return path, the better your electrical loads will operate.

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This threads very helpful...love all the pics. I need to source the GM Grounding Bus Bars. Specifically on what GM models can these be found? Are they strictly an auto salvage product or something from flaps.
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I just completed a dual battery setup and added two studs to the bottom of the tray for the extra grounds I have added. Anything I add gets a ground. This summer, I redid the dash and added a 10ga wire to the switch panel, this solved a whole bunch of gremlin like problems



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This threads very helpful...love all the pics. I need to source the GM Grounding Bus Bars. Specifically on what GM models can these be found? Are they strictly an auto salvage product or something from flaps.
Flaps? Don't know what that is. Are we talking airplane surface controls here.?

GM Grounding Buss Bars can be found cheap at the bone yards on late 80's and 90's GM vehicles like pickup trucks and SUV's.

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