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Techical Discussions => Tech- - ELECTRICAL => Topic started by: Leaburn Patey on February 19, 2009, 12:41:11 PM

Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 19, 2009, 12:41:11 PM
Welcome to wiring for wusses
Today I will show how to bypass the ammeter guage,and also bypass the weakest link on our Mopars--the bulkhead connector.
For a more complicated explanation and better understanding read this link:
http://www.madelectrical.com/eectricaltech/amp-gauges.shtml (http://www.madelectrical.com/eectricaltech/amp-gauges.shtml)
I will not rehash the MAD article and you can use common sense and your imagination to a degree.
Use a good heavy guage wire and always solder connections to keep moisture out.
CBarge2009-02-19 19:23:03
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 19, 2009, 12:42:54 PM
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/MAd%20wiring%20tech/th_MADwiring009.jpg) (http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/MAd%20wiring%20tech/?action=view&current=MADwiring009.flv) 
CBarge2009-02-19 17:45:24
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 19, 2009, 12:48:12 PM
Now for the bulkhead....
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/MAd%20wiring%20tech/th_MADwiring015.jpg) (http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/MAd%20wiring%20tech/?action=view&current=MADwiring015.flv)
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 19, 2009, 12:51:41 PM
Snip snip.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/MAd%20wiring%20tech/th_MADwiring019.jpg) (http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/MAd%20wiring%20tech/?action=view&current=MADwiring019.flv)
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 19, 2009, 01:11:17 PM
After you connect fresh wire inside,thread the wire through the firewall.
I prefer going through the firewall versus using the bulkhead connector.You will have two dead holes in the connector.
But it makes it easy to service the rest of the bulkhead connectors
Make sure you use fusible links!!!
Brown wire goes to alternator,red wire goes to starter relay.
CBarge2009-02-19 19:26:21
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 19, 2009, 01:18:09 PM
Fusible link at relay connects to red wire going through firewall.
Brown wire at battery stud of alternator
 
CBarge2009-02-19 19:32:10
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 19, 2009, 01:19:20 PM
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/MAd%20wiring%20tech/th_MADwiring012.jpg) (http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/MAd%20wiring%20tech/?action=view&current=MADwiring012.flv)
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 19, 2009, 04:59:48 PM
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/MAd%20wiring%20tech/th_MADwiring.jpg) (http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/MAd%20wiring%20tech/?action=view&current=MADwiring.flv)
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 20, 2009, 04:41:49 PM
Ok,so NOBODY has any electrical problems????
CBarge2009-02-20 23:08:56
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Ken on February 20, 2009, 05:23:19 PM

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif) I've already dealt with mine 

Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: R. Dave Carr on February 21, 2009, 09:21:16 PM
Mine was already done when I got my car.  I merely improved upon it and added a second, heavier charge lead to the alternator with a fusable link in it.
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 22, 2009, 10:39:32 AM
Good to hear.
I know that a lot of members here had dealt with this common problem since we all are "hands on " type of people.
 I started a thread on this subject on the "dark side"
It took off with sparks flying...(pun intended)
Lotta young guns learning over there..(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Stan Paralikis on February 22, 2009, 01:49:04 PM
Damn kids.........

Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: Alan on March 18, 2009, 05:42:50 PM
Great info. I did mine last weekend, glad I did. Someone had previously replaced a section of wire with crimp on connectors and jammed a blade connector into the bulkhead connector. They had also eliminated the fusible link. It was a fire waiting to happen.  The whole corner of the bulkhead connector where the red wire goes through had melted off. On the other side the insullation on the wire was melted as well. I feel better knowing that now there isn't a direct feed from my alternator running through my dash.
Title: Bypassing the ammeter guage 101
Post by: R. Dave Carr on March 19, 2009, 11:10:56 AM
Don't be too hard on the kids, I'm 40 and still learning about my 300.........