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Old 01-24-2009, 11:55 AM   #1  
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this may seem kind of retarded...just curious though.


when i did my 3g swap i followed the write up to the T.

well i noticed a while back when i was doing some modding the two orange and black wires(i think they are 10-12gauge or something pretty large) slipped out of the eyelet i crimped on them and were no longer attached to the back of the alt. but i had no issues charging. what do those two wires do? do i even need them now that i run the 4gauge from the alt to the battery?
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can i see a pic of what you did?
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i dont have any close up shots my set up and the tech article in the 5.0 section seems to not be working so i cant post the picture. but thats what i used to do this swap. do you know what the two orange/black wires do?
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i think one of them goes to gauge and one controls the internal voltage regulator. i'm not using either of them but my alternator is a one wire alternator.
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Kyle those are the 2 power wires that fed the o/e alt. Since you ran the 4 gauge wire, that is supposed to take the place of those 2. Basically it's a non issue.
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so i can just cut them, cap em and forget about it?


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Take off the other end towards the starter solenoid or you will have live wires.
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so i can just cut them, cap em and forget about it?


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Take off the other end towards the starter solenoid or you will have live wires.
or that too.
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if you can pull the two wires out completely go ahead. the 4g wire takes their place
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