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The frame ground is needed. Although the engine is bolted to the frame all the connection points are isolated hence insulated by rubber. The reason for the rubber mounts is to isolate the engine vibration and the resulting stress from the frame. Some older vehicles did use a single ground to the block. This required a second ground wire from the block to the ...


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If you place a jumper wire between a always-on 12V source and a switched 12V source, you've now turned your switched wire into an always-on wire (with power supplied from your original always-on source). This is not advisable, and is almost certainly not what you want. It could also create a risk of fire if the fuse for your unswitched source is too large ...


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You should maintain both ground wires. If you removed battery to chassis you would have to add engine to chassis wiring. The battery to engine wire is there to ground the alternator. Battery to chassis wiring is probably a safer, shorter, and easier run than engine to chassis anyways so why bother. You probably want 2gauge wire all the way around. You ...


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Yes, these two wires should be connected together. This is what allows the radio to retract the antenna when it isn't being used. Just because your wiring harness has a connection for this wire, it doesn't necessarily mean that your car has this kind of motorized antenna. Even if that's the case, there's still no harm in making the connection.


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Start from the beginning. Check your battery. Then check your fried cables. Try to fix as much as possible. Make sure nothing is short-circuited. If all looks good, pull out the electric wiring diagram and identify all the items which prevents it from starting. Measure all these points and make sure there is no short/open circuits. The obvious would be: ...


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So you want to keep the factory amp? I wouldn't suggest that. I'd recommend getting rid of the factory amp altogether, they're usually not the best, and it would be difficult - if not impossible - for them to work together. I google'd for a quick sanity check and I'll post a snippet from WikiAnswers: I wouldn't...first most after market amps require a ...


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Best Buy will have one. Go to their stereo installation shop, which is usually accessed around the side of the building. They will have the harness adapter which will plug directly from your new stereo to the existing wire harness without the need for modification, so you can reinstall your old stereo if you ever sell the car. They will also have ...


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The problem with a short if I understand what you mean by that term is that anything else on the circuit that is being shorted now goes on when your secondary switch is turned on. Only you know if that actually IS a problem. One other thing to consider is whether this switched circuit is fused at the same current rating as the 12 accessory circuit. If you ...


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You're referring to recalls 07V452000 and 12V397000, right? If the recall has not expired, a dealer should perform the fix without charging you. The only way to know for sure is to contact a Suzuki Dealer or Suzuki and ask. The Dealer should be able to look the VIN up and give you a definitive answer as to whether the fix was applied to your vehicle. ...


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Go to Crutchfield.com under Car Audio, Build your System, click find what fits your car. Enter your car info and then click on the Parts & Tools to install a receiver, then Factory System Adapters. There will be a list of what fits your car. Note you may need more than an adapter that simply connects the wires to the wires. In 2000 GM started running ...


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There's two power wires going to the starter. The big one is always on, and the little one is controlled by the key switch/remote start system. So, measure power at the little wire; my guess is that you don't get any power there while the key's in the start position. I think the next thing I would do is find the point in the wiring where the remote start ...


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According to this Fusible link FAQ: What size replacement fusible link should be used ? The automotive service industry recommends using the same gauge and length as the blown fusible link after the cause of failure is corrected. Ensure the size/length you put back in is the size/length you took out. Also, as I've highlighted, a new fusible link ...


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Okay, I managed to find the other end of the connector I pulled apart. Following the wire attached to the connector leads to a bracket (circled below) near the glove box. If this were to happen again, I could find this bracket then follow the wire to locate the connector.


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From reading the question, you seem to understand that you're looking at part of a ground lead and that the ring side is going to connect to the ground connector of your new radio. The mystery is where the white end goes. It's pretty clearly a piece that's meant to connect to a specific place in the wiring harness that, I assume, is going to give you a ...



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