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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, 11:42 am

Orlando S
 

Question: mixed up my positive post wires

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 3, 2013, 7:53 am

Tyler O
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You can probably find a diagram in a manual, or take it back to the dealer for a proper repair


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