So Im guessing it would be bad to leave that out and have the gound in the rear of the frame?It is a current sensor. Fortunately my 2004 doesn't have one.
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Do you have that current sensor as well? So you are gonna run both cables from the engine bay to the bed?Funny how we must all be thinking of the same thing around the same timeframe... Couple of weeks ago, I bought two new non-lead terminals and 15 feet of braided 4 guage copper wire ($70). Last week, I ordered a vented battery box to mount in the bed of my T. Once I get the box, I plan on leaving the OEM terminals intact and securing them somewhere out of the way inside the engine bay. Now I'm wondering if I should upgrade to 2 guage wire... I was planning to the positive wire down and along the frame up into the passenger front corner of the bed. Once I mount the battery box, and re-install the battery, I was going to run a secondary ground from the battery to the frame as well... tying in the ground from the forward position is a must as well... hhhmmmm...
I was actually hoping not to have to and just wire it directly to the frame, but will check when the ole' man gets back with my T after droppin off the lil tikes at school... as for the battery cables, I am not sure what the OEM cable is and will also verify that... From AII's picture, they look huge, like 2 ga. but I bought the 4 ga. because it also looked thick at the time... After thinking about it more, I'm confident the 4 ga. should be fine though.Do you have that current sensor as well? So you are gonna run both cables from the engine bay to the bed?
I dunno what would happen. It is a Hall effect current sensor and I assume they detect the current flowing through the negative battery cable and use that to control the field coils in the alternator to try to save a little gas when demand is low. So if current detected = 0 what happens?So Im guessing it would be bad to leave that out and have the gound in the rear of the frame?