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Ground wire

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by PHC, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. Jun 5, 2021 at 3:19 PM
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    PHC

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    I noticed in my 00 Tacoma and in an 01 4Runner I just purchased the small ground wire to the body are broken. Should I just wire up something similar and make sure the batteries are correctly installed or is there a more durable solution?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 5, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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    Wyoming09

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    Just which ground wire are you talking about ?

    The one that went from the block to firewall I have yet to see still on any of my Toyota`s
     
  3. Jun 5, 2021 at 7:39 PM
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    That ground

    A7641B66-9762-49D0-88A3-A9B874A22088.jpg
     
  4. Jun 5, 2021 at 8:01 PM
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    Mine is also broken, someone show me a hood way to fix it!
     
  5. Jun 5, 2021 at 10:53 PM
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    DrZ

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    Looks like you already have an extra ground strap there.

    I got a short ground strap from a local auto parts store. I can't find the exact one I got but it was similar to one of these. 12 inch may be a little long to connect to the fender. Mine might have been 6 or 8 inches.

    https://www.amazon.com/Spartan-Power-Negative-Connecting-Batteries/dp/B072K14SDF
     
  6. Jun 6, 2021 at 6:00 AM
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    PHC

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    Thanks drz, funny I was looking at that on Amazon earlier will try it out.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2021 at 6:04 AM
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    Strostkovy

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    That connection being bad will result in dash light dimmer noise coming through to your speakers.
     
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    Thanks
     
  9. Jun 6, 2021 at 3:23 PM
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    Strostkovy

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    Oh, and it can make various gauges go a little crazy, cause radio noise with trailer brakes, and on some vehicles dim or disable various lights.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2021 at 3:32 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Wow and thanks. My iPhone connection in the dash does this
     

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