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Old 02-10-2019, 06:45 PM
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Is the wire running from the Alternator to the battery still available?

I cannot find the parts number and I think that's the cause of my newest problem. The battery light comes on occasionally - simultaneously the voltmeter drops down to below 14 - guessing 13.8 or so - while the battery red light is on - and then I hit a pothole and the red battery light turns off while at the same time the voltmeter pops back up to a little under 15v - had it on the oscilloscope and everything checks out so it's got to be that set of wires in my mind . I already replaced the clip end that goes into the alternator - so it has to be somewhere in the rest of the line.... unless some has a better idea?
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:46 AM
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Sounds like a loose and or dirty connection.
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I agree with fbm, but if you need that harness I have one.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:46 PM
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Make sure the grounds are clean and tight.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:27 AM
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Can can make a cable for you out of 4 gauge wire and copper terminals.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:21 PM
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Thanks for all the help, guys - but could someone suggest which ground locations to check? I figure it will be easier to find the correct ones to remove , clean and reconnect if I could get a little help on where to look....

Thanks a million , guys - and thanks Fat Bastid for the new( er) harness!
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:04 PM
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All the grounds in the engine compartment.
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@ the OP: that line from the alternator to the battery stud on the BJB isn't just a piece of wire. It also has 2 #12 fusible links in parallel with each other, in series with the #6 red wire. DON'T replace it with just plain wire.
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http://www.idmsvcs.com/2vmod/starter...s/PICT7235.jpg


any body have a list or pix of all the grounds on these cars? (underhood , etc) 2003 wiring manual is not as helpful as I might like. Here's the battery harness , at least shows you where two of them are.

Last edited by Agent2006; 02-13-2019 at 09:31 AM. Reason: pic
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Thanks for the pic - very very helpful

Thank you very much for this - like you I have found that the manual is not all that helpful . When I had my troubles with the dome light not turning off it took me days to trace it back to a bad ground in the right rear door, of all places- which when cleaned up and reattached solved that particular trouble for me.

Are there any more grounds that should be checked/serviced in the engine compartment area?
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Grounds are on the passenger side fender by the battery, on the front of the engine block and the top of the passenger side cam cover to the firewall.

HINT: look for the NEGATIVE - BLACK wire from the battery.
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Thanks- since I'm replacing that wire I will definitely hit those 3 -Thanks!
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