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Unread 08-10-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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2007 Battery Cable Connections

Hi All -

I'm new to posting on this jeep forum but have searched for quite a while to find where the battery cables go behind the engine. I've located all up to the split where one branch goes to the alternator and the other goes behind the engine. It splits again and I think I've found the driver's side branch, but it is covered by some insulation. My two questions:

1. Where is the passenger side branch (black cable) connected to behind the engine?
2. If I remove the insulation over the driver's side cable (red cable), what is the best way to reattach? It looks like it's held in by staples, but not sure...

I appreciate any assistance. I am fairly new to doing my own repairs, and decided to just buy a new harness from onsalejeepparts.com and just need a bit of help with the above. Thanks for the help!

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Unread 08-10-2013, 02:02 PM   #2
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Help us help you by letting us know what you are trying to accomplish. Welcome to the forum.
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Thanks for the reply. I realize I didn't really get to the point. I am replacing the battery cable harness (part # 560514599AC) and have located all of the connections except 1 behind the engine. Once I locate that and determine how to put the cover back on the other, I will take the old harness off and replace it with the new cable harness I just bought.

Let me know if you need more info.
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That is exactly what needed to know. I do not know the answer but I bet someone on here knows.
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The ground cable goes from the battery negative terminal to behind the engine on the bellhousing (engine ground). There is another cable from the same terminal that goes to front passenger fender(body ground).
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The ground cable goes from the battery negative terminal to behind the engine on the bellhousing (engine ground). There is another cable from the same terminal that goes to front passenger fender(body ground).
Thanks for the replies. I'm guessing the best way (or only way) to access is from underneath, correct? I will take a look again to see if I can locate the body ground you mentioned...I think that is the one I haven't found yet.

Also, has anyone removed the cover on the bellhousing? It looks like it uses staples, but can't imagine staples working well on metal....
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Unread 08-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #7
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One end of the negative can be found on the rear driver side of the engine. If you crawl under and look up between the exhaust and block, behind a heat shield you should find it. I just bent the heat shield out far enough to get a wrench on the bolt, then bent it back when done.
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One end of the negative can be found on the rear driver side of the engine. If you crawl under and look up between the exhaust and block, behind a heat shield you should find it. I just bent the heat shield out far enough to get a wrench on the bolt, then bent it back when done.
Thanks! I'll try that. Your response (as well as others) have been most helpful.
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There are several grounds on the passenger side of the engine right on the block. I honestly don't remember the negative cable from the battery when I replaced my engine. I remember the grounds all on one stud on the block of the engine on the passenger side though.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 01:46 PM   #10
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I crawled under the JK today to double check, and sure enough it's on the passenger side of the block. Sorry.
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