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Which battery cable is positive for a 1999 ford escort? The one closest to the windshield or the other one?

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  • Myra Stas Mar 08, 2009

    I know but the cable wires are both black and I can't remember which cable went where. Is the one closest to the windshield the positive cable?


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The red is positive and black is negative .....on all cars

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2000 Ford Escort ZX2.... I cannot tell which of my battery cables is the positive and negative, they're both black. i just replaced the...

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