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I found a plug in that connects to the alternator and i was wondering where it goes

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If it doesn' have a place on the alternator and your car runs fine, it is a charging system diagnostic point for a computer to hook to. These are very common on modern vehicles...

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The Black wire, ties into the Red wire down in the wire loom. (The Red wire goes to the starter solenoid, and this is connected straight to the battery. This is why the Red, AND the Black wire, are both Hot wires)

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