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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Base 2dr

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door
14 mpg city / 18 mpg hwy
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May 26, 2013, 11:44 am

Orlando S
 

Question: How do you hook up positive posts on battery?

I was trying to install a brake controller. It said to unhook the negative battery connection. I saw a black wire and started to unhook it. I also undid a red wire that was in the way. I now realize they were both positive posts with a 175 fuse in between. The black wire goes around to the fuse box on the far side. The red wire goes into a cover in the middle of the truck and possible to the alternator. The two positive posts one is on the passenger side and the other is toward the middle of the engine. I thought I remembered the black wire was on the post toward the middle. That would make the red wire go to the outboard post. Trouble is, red wire just barely reaches and doesn't have a path to that far post that would let me bolt it down flat. How do I put this back together?


June 8, 2013, 11:08 am

Elizabeth K
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Probably the easiest thing for you to do is to join an owner forum (google '2013 tahoe forum' and check out a few until you find a well organized one) and ask someone to post a picture of their battery that no one has messed with.

Or you can ask someone who is familiar with auto electrical systems to look at it for you. A picture is worth a thousand words and someone standing in front of your vehicle should have no problem re-assembling a disconnected battery.


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