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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 03, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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While re-grounding my right headlight, I saw another wire (Red 10 Guage) mounted to a plastic/rubber block behind the battery. It looks like a hot wire, but why does it terminate at this block?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 03, 07:09 PM
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Paul, much has been posted about the junction block, here is one I found on a search.


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 03, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info. I do have another question though...There was no wire from the battery to the junction block. In fact, the only wire on the block went to the horn relay, but there was another connection that had been cut and left. How is the car getting power if not through the junction block?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 03, 12:53 PM
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Your guess is as good as anyones. You'll have to trace it to figure out where power is comming from. Infinate possibilities with a custom wiring job.

You might check the starter to see if someone tapped the power lead at the starter. Are there any other big fat red wires comming out of the positive battery cable clamp?


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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 03, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Think I got it figured out...there was another wire run directly to the starter that was spliced to the wire on the junction block. It was spliced all the way back by the horn relay. I can't figure out why the previous owner did everything the hard way. I just bought the car 3 weeks ago plus it's the first car I've really worked on like this. Thanks, dnult for the tip. This is a cool site!
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