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looking for a ground

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Gabassman, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Gabassman

    Gabassman [OP] Drive it like a 4WD

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    Hey yall I'm needing a ground in the bed and im wondering if the bolts for the bed rails are grounded? For clarification purposes for those that get pissed about folks that don't search all I have around me is my phone its a pain. Any help would be appreciated. Oh and I cant find the volt meter or I could check.
     
  2. Brunes

    Brunes abides. Thor

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    Ground can be anywhere there is metal. A frame or bedside bolt will work just fine.
     
  3. Gabassman

    Gabassman [OP] Drive it like a 4WD

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    Thanks, I just didn't know with having the composite beds if the rail bolts were grounded or not.
     
  4. Brunes

    Brunes abides. Thor

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    They should be-Altho how clean the metal to metal contact is I do not know. If you can get to the frame you might want to use that....Easier to sand down and clean up before bolting it together.
     
  5. Gabassman

    Gabassman [OP] Drive it like a 4WD

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    Found tester the bolts are grounded. Thanks for the help I didn't want to have to go to the frame the concrete is freezing and i didn't want to lay on it
     
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    I hear ya bro- I gotta run a wire from the cab to the engine bay for my lights...I'm putting it off as we speak.
     
  7. Gabassman

    Gabassman [OP] Drive it like a 4WD

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    I got the lights hooked up in the bed they worked for a minute till i shut the tailgate and rattled the bed. I tested the bolts again no ground so its not a reliable grounding point it confuses the crap out of me. I unhooked everything and put it away ill fool with it again when it warms up. I live in Georgia so that can be like next week ha
     
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