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Need to know where the ground wire for the battery connects

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ALL earth wires (ground) go from battery to engine block earth bolt and then you take a smaller wire to the body anywere under the bonnet and also run a small wire to Radiator as that must also have a earth wire other wise to check it out use a jumper wire and run it from to the Engine first...

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Should be to the chassis / panel work around battery

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1988 Dodge d100 my lights are flickering


It's a battery or ground problem. You mean all of them, headlights, dash lights, or what? The flickering is often caused by a corroded or deteriorated ground point for the lights, less common is a hot wire connection that is loose or not contacted well. Your headlights and front park lamps and any side marker lamps, I think they would all have a common ground, or maybe each side has it's own ground up front there. I'll try to find a wiring diagram for what you need, in the meantime, take off first the negative of the battery and then the positive post (for safety, always remove the negative first and reconnect negative last), clean both battery posts and the end of cables or the clamps that go on the posts. Any corrosion, green or white colored, is not good, and can lead to serious resistance in the connection, and hinder the electrical system. Those connections must be clean and tight, remember positive hooked up first, then deal with the negative post. Your truck is old, subject to rust, better check all your ground connections. The original negative cable had a large ground to the engine block and a smaller wire ground to the body, somewhere grounded in front of the battery to the frame. If rust is an issue, you can always find a better ground point-to clean metal free of paint.

If you know all this and you know the battery connections are clean and tight, then look for the ground point for the flickering lights in question. If you have a voltmeter it is almost essential to the testing or checking of any electrical circuit.

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The Solenoid is located on the starter. Typically the solenoid/starter are replaced as one unit. Before you go replacing anything, rule out bad connections ,bad cables. Check all connections at battery. Especially check the ground connections from battery to engine block. See if the starter has a ground wire and check it. Check for corrosion in battery cables. Check connections on the starter, both the smaller wire and the larger cable from the battery. If you disconnect any of these wires, first disconnect the negative cable on the battery. Mechanics know how to 'jump start' the starter directly form the battery. If you know how to do this- try it. If you don't know how - DON"T TRY IT! What you can try is to connect a jumper cable from the NEGATIVE terminal of the battery to the BODY of the starter, not to any of the wires, and see if the car starts. This little test will rule out a ground problem

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-Or if ground cable...?The cable that connect to battery's Negative post is the ground.


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I bought a new stereo for my honda hook it up will not work previous stereo did work don't know if the black wire which is the ground has come alose had stereo check its good need to know where the...


The vast majority of cars are Negatively ground. Meaning the negative return for your car runs through the cars frame and metal components. You probaby wont find a ground wire other than the actual negative black wire on the battery, which you will find is attached to the cars metal structure somewhere. Even if there is a ground wire from another compnent within your car to connect to within the car, you can get away without using it. Simply connect the black ground wire from your stereo to somewhere metal, ie slightly under a screw or bolt that goes into the metal subframe or engine firewall under the dash somewhere, join the wire around the screw / bolt and ensure it has good wire to metal contact, the tighten the screw/ bolt up. The subframe / firewall will act as the metal conducter to return power to the negative terminal of your battery. Make take a bit of trial and error to find a good point to join the ground wire but not too difficult to figure out.

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MY 1995 volvo has power but wont start


volvo 1995 850 glt- same problem- turn key no crank no noise.
lights on dash come on.
1.) removed battery ground wire for 2 minutes.
2.) took wire to ground and moved to back of battery and jiggled it around
3.) connected battery
4.) car starts up-
Not starter,not solenoid,not battery,not ignition switch

ANSWER-Ground wire to chasis not getting good contact- replace battery ground cabel and make a better connection to the chassis.

Hope this is it- my car has had this happen for an extended period of time- have not found complete resolution to date- Please let me know when you find a solution.-JMM

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Todd, If your Air Bag Light is on and your cruise control does not work. Contact me before doing the test procedure below!

Todd, sense you have the steering wheel cover off, we need to check to see if it will honk when you take the ground wire for the horn and ground it anywhere to a good ground, preferably the ground post from the battery. We know this is always a perfect ground! The wire for the horn will be a single wire all by itself. If it doesn't Honk see below.

Next: Next we want to ground the horn wire coming out of the other side of the steering wheel, this is much harder but will tell us what we need to know.

Let me know what you find!

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  1. Check the wiring of the new radio installed as follows..
  2. Disconnect battery ground
  3. verify radio ground wire is grounded to metal
  4. verify radio hot wire (normally red and thick) is connected to a power source that is off when the ignition key is in the "off" position.
  5. verify that the always hot wire is connect to a constant 12v power supply even with the ignition off.
  6. make sure the pwr antenna wire if not used is taped at the tip and not touching any metal.
  7. verify that all speaker wires are connect correctly and not shorted to ground.
  8. connect battery ground you may get a small spark if your courtesy lites work.
  9. start engine verify your battery is charging by disconnecting the battery ground cable while the engine is running, it should continue running if it don't, alternator maybe bad.
  10. If it continues running problem solved..

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