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Battery wire connection

#1 Post by robert hinkle » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:11 pm

Greetings All, In the process of changing my dead battery in my 65 sc cab,I noticed a wire without a fitting. It has red showing and then covered with a black shielding. Does it go to the positive battery terminal? I can attach a photo, if you can tell me how.
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Re: Battery wire connection

#2 Post by David Jones » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:24 pm

If when you turn on the ignition you do not have lights then you just found the supply wire to the light switch and power to the dash. It should have a ring terminal to attach it to the Batt + clamp.
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Re: Battery wire connection

#3 Post by Doug McDonnell » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:20 pm

Robert nice photos in this link by Paul Hatfield: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46382
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Re: Battery wire connection

#4 Post by Greg Bryan » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:43 pm

Here is a Power Source diagram for the C, which is similar to earlier models.
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Re: Battery wire connection

#5 Post by robert hinkle » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:57 pm

Thanks everyone for comments and direction. Mistry wire was from an additional set of relays for the headlights! I never found the ring connection for the wire anywhere in the battery compartment. Just back from a wonderful fall drive in San Mateo County.

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Re: Battery wire connection

#6 Post by Wes Bender » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:32 pm

If those headlight relays were from Joe Leoni's kit, I'd try to use them. They're worthwhile having.
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