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Old 08-23-2001, 11:54 AM
ZZ-2000 ZZ-2000 is offline
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can I bypass my ammeter without removing my dash? Can I go straght from alt to battery?It sounds simple... but I cant afford to blow anything up rightnow. It's best to check with the experts
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Old 08-23-2001, 12:27 PM
Mud Thrasher Mud Thrasher is offline
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Join Date: Jan 21, 2001
Location: Baker,La,USA
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I would say that you can't. Just pull your instrument cluster out and take the red and yellow wires and hook them together. I just tied mine together with some wire and then electric taped it up.
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Old 08-23-2001, 01:37 PM
Bob Barry Bob Barry is offline
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Join Date: Apr 09, 2000
Location: Providence, RI
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Yes, you can.

First off, disconnect the battery.

Then, remove the left A/C duct (if so equipped), and look straight up to the right of the steering column. You will see two studs sticking out the back of the instrument cluster, one with a red wire and one with a yellow. Take a 3/8" (I believe) wrench, unscrew the nuts, and put both ring terminals on one stud, and screw it back down tight. Then reinstall the A/C duct.

In the engine compartment, you want to run a 10ga wire from the (+) post on the starter relay to the big (+) post on the back of the alternator, including a few inches of 14ga fusible link wire right off the alternator. The fusible link is to keep you from frying the wag if the new charging wire shorts out. Also make sure there is some fusible link in the red wire off the back of the alternator running back to the dash.
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