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#1 Old 09-10-2011, 11:56 PM
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Negative Battery Cable? where does it go.

where does the negative cable connect to? i just bought an 85 truck not running for 200$ no neg cable. thanks
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It connects to the Negative battery terminal.




And the other end connects to a bolt in the inner fender wall right by the battery.

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That easy, no other connections? ill put a cable on tomorrow and see if this thing turns over or not!thanks
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hey fourwd1

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It connects to the Negative battery terminal.




And the other end connects to a bolt in the inner fender wall right by the battery.


hey fourwd, was wondering bout your answer, my 86, when we did the engine rebuild, i put my negative to the lower passenger side of the engine
block, is this ok, or should it be moved to the fender well, holy moly would this have a issue on my dim passenger headlight?

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hey fourwd, was wondering bout your answer, my 86, when we did the engine rebuild, i put my negative to the lower passenger side of the engine
block, is this ok, or should it be moved to the fender well, holy moly would this have a issue on my dim passenger headlight?

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I dont think it would matter unless your block and our bolt is painted. All your negative battery cable is doing is making your whole trucks frame and everything else metal that comes in contact with it the negative part of your electrical system. So then all you have to do is Hook up the positive of lets say a light to a positive cable running to the battery then the negative side of the light can be grounded to the frame.

For your light being dim, that could be from bad wiring connections anywhere in the lights electrical system. Have you tried switching the lights between passenger and drivers side to make sure its not the light itself?
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I haven't checked any time in the last decade or so but there used to be a heavy braided copper wire connecting the engine to the body. Possibly they now simply run separate wires from the negative post to both the engine and the body. But I'm sure both the body and the engine need to be grounded with the engine ground probably being the bigger wire due to the current draw of the starter.
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On my 88 4WD Toyota, the large negative cable goes to the engine block on the passenger side & a smaller wire to the fender next to the battery! Everything works as it is supposed to !

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