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 Post subject: HELP - Ed falcon battery terminals..
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:27 pm 
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hi

I removed the battery to my ed falcon the other week, i didnt take note of what leads went where. I have a friend who will put on for me but he needs to know what colour leads go to neg and which to positive... Please help... the leads there were approx 6 or so and were grouped together and bolted through the terminals...

Please help....
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Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:48 pm 
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anyway you can TAKE A PIC of the wires in the engine bay

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:54 pm 
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sure.. just took the pics .. but how do i upload them..
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Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:07 pm 
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pretty sure he meant to take a pic before you dismantle things.... even wreckers do it these days, digi cams these days it's easy enough.

generally.... GENERALLY ..... standing in front of the car the positive is on the right and the neg on the left, and the positive usually has more wires feeding from it.

in future, try to take photos of everything before you take it apart so if you have questions, you can refer to these and not us.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP - Ed falcon battery terminals..
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:28 pm 
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unfortunately no one told me to do this and i have never put one in so i assumed a guy would know which is which, i didnt realise it was difficult to know what was what or i would have at least tied them together.
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Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:44 pm 
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look at the wiring terminals and find the big wire that goes to the block, thats the one that goes to the negative terminal on battery. or find the wire that goes to the starter motor, thats the positive.
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Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: HELP - Ed falcon battery terminals..
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:17 pm 
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EALCON 3.9 wrote:
look at the wiring terminals and find the big wire that goes to the block, thats the one that goes to the negative terminal on battery. or find the wire that goes to the starter motor, thats the positive.



My bro in law has done that part but there were more wires.. it doesnt have the standard buzz bar they just go on a bolt through each terminal.. there are a total of 7 wires (i think).
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Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:35 pm 
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When you put the battery back in the car you place it in with the battery terminals closest to the radiator filler, that should show the positive (+) RED on the left of you and the (-) Black on the right. The leads that connect to each side of the battery terminals should be the ones placed closest on each side of them. They are usually too short to put on incorrectly.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP - Ed falcon battery terminals..
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:46 pm 
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just to help here is my ed...
the red is +....is has a thick red cable and about 6 wires going to it..
and the negative has a thick black cable and about 2 black wire going to it..
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 Post subject: Re: HELP - Ed falcon battery terminals..
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:54 am 
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hi thanks we tried that but nothing.. must still have something connected wrong.. wont crank, hear fuel pump start up...


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Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:18 am 
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Hopefully you didn't short something out and cause damage to your ECU or something. Do you know what that wire not connected is from? It does not look like an original lead.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP - Ed falcon battery terminals..
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:13 pm 
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You have the battery the wrong way round. You got the main positive and negative ones on right, but the little ones are probably on the wrong terminal. Expect some damage.

Troyman, slide those covers off and take a pic of which colour wires go to each terminal, this might help him.
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Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:33 pm 
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i did what i was suggested:


93EB wrote:
When you put the battery back in the car you place it in with the battery terminals closest to the radiator filler, that should show the positive (+) RED on the left of you and the (-) Black on the right. The leads that connect to each side of the battery terminals should be the ones placed closest on each side of them. They are usually too short to put on incorrectly.


and its the same as Troymans pic.

Some of the smaller cables wont reach the other terminal
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 Post subject: Re: HELP - Ed falcon battery terminals..
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:21 pm 
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Paula if i had my car available i would take a pic for you. Unfortunately its getting some minor engine work done at my mates house.
But recently i changed my battery and i am positive the little wires are hard to get wrong on the terminals because of their lenghts as said before. Hopefully when Troyman gets online he can give a closer pic for you.

 

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