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One thing it could be, and I have had this happen a few times, is that the battery has an internal link failure that goes open circuit based on vibration / temperature or the stress level of the driver (much like the stress detector in photocopiers to produce a paper jam). Sometimes a solid thump on the top or side of the battery can get it to reconnect. ...


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Turns out the issue was on the ground side. I relocated the battery inside the cab and ran a ground to one of the seat belt studs. That ground did not go to the frame and so I only had small 14ga wires providing incidental grounding between the body and frame. I added a 4ga wire between the body ground location and the frame, now everything is behaving as ...


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