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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 31st, 03, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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I am trying to install a fuse system between the battery and the horn relay.
Problem I am running into is in tracing the battery and alternator wires, I noticed BOTH go across the header panel and are then soldered TOGETHER before then splitting off to Regulator plug #3 and Horn Relay!
Why is this? Wouldn't it be better to run a nice 8 gauge from the alternative batt directly to the battery? The Alternator was replaced by the previous owner with a Summit 100 Amp One Wire SUM-G1667 unit. How does one push 100 amp thru an old 10 gauge wire safely? What can I do to clean this all up?

My thought was this. Run a new 8 gauge from Alt Batt to Battery Sidepost, run a new Battery Sidepost to Fuse Box system (to run car and stereo amplifier), from there using 60 amp fuse run 8 gauge across header panel to horn relay.
Do I still need to feed Regulator #3 anything? I think its still hooked up to allow the dummy light to work properly in the car. Is there a better way to wire it?


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Of any kind of underhood connection, a good soldered and weather sealed connection is as good as you can get IMHO. Best resitance to oxidation, excellent current carrying ability and sleek.

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I understand that, but what I feel is that its better to run a larger gauge clean wire from alternator (passenger side) straight to the battery positive! Instead of making it go all the way across the front header using 10 gauge to the soldered connection on the driver side, then loop back thru the other 10 gauge wire back to the terminal near the battery mounted on the radiator wall, then to the battery itself. Then have a clean 4 gauge running to a dual fuse that would then run 8 gauge 60 amp fused connection across the front header to the horn relay, then I can use the other fuse to run an amplifier in the future. All the while helping to protect my investment.

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To isolate circuit noises to a point closer to the battery. I'm guessing it was done that way to reduce alternator noise in the radio. Next time I'm looking at the schematics I'll see if I can figure out which circuit you're talking about exactly.

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