Relocated Battery

Relocated Battery

PARTS NEEDED / PARTS USED:

  • 15 ft. of 1 gauge wire,(Lugged on both ends).
  • 15ft. of 4 gauge wire, (Lugged on both ends).
  • 3ft. of 1 gauge wire, (Batt-terminal on one end, lugged on the other end).
  • 2ft. of 1 gauge wire, (Batt-terminal on one end, lugged on the other end).
  • One 175amp fuse (from a '96 Contour).
  • One fold-down license plate bracket.
  • On/Off kill switch.
  • Heavy duty Shrink tubing

I chose to route the wiring inside the car. I felt it was safer than exposing the cable to outside elements.One hole drilled for the vent tube (3/8"). One hole for the Neg cable to attach it to a Quad-shock mounting plate (7/16"). One hole (5/8") to the right of the rear striker-plate for the rear hatch behind the license plate. One (3/4") hole up front behind the Dead- pedal into the wheel-well. Two (3/8") holes, one on each side of the right rear frame rail for the Battery-Box. (You have to drop the gas tank strap on the right side, & loosen the drivers side strap to lower it enough to get to the holes with a wrench). I used Rubber grommets for all the holes drilled.

When attaching the various lugs to the cables, I simply put the lugs in a vise, cut small pieces of solder and dropped them into the lug while keeping a propane torch on it to melt the solder. When 3/4's of the way full, I would jam the cut back portion of the cable into the lug and hold it there until it cooled for awhile. Be sure to put your Shrink-tubing on the cable & away from the heat BEFORE you do the solder thing! Also be sure to use Flux when soldering. The 4 gauge wire then goes from the + side of your switch, to the pos.side of your starter-relay.

Also your 1 gauge wire goes to the same terminals as your 4 gauge wire. Short positve 1 gauge wire from the Battery to the other side of the switch. Short 1 gauge wire from the neg side of the battery, to the quad shock mounting plate. I used my old neg bat cable by cutting the post connector off the one end & soldered a lug onto it. Then simply mounted it in one of the holes that was used to hold the old battery tray in place. ( You need the ground up front).

As for the Vent-tube, I drilled my hole on the right side of the frame rail, (next to the Negative bat-cable hole), exposing about 2 inches of Vent tubing showing thru to the extreme rear of the wheel-well. The 175amp fuse gets lugged between the 1 gauge wire that goes all the way up front. (I cut the 1 gauge wire about one foot from the switch, lugged both cut ends, and mounted the fuse right behind the interior wheel-well panel).



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