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The Oil pump contains two wires (red and black). I have a gps tracking device to install that can enable and disable the vehicle, but we dont know which wire to place it on before we cut the wire after putting the gps wires on it. The yellow thicker wire for the gps goes to the oil pump and the red thicker wire goes to the engine and oil side. These thick wires goes to the circuit breaker. On the car engine that travels to the oil line, which two wires should be cut to be used with the gps?

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The red one is going to be your hot lead, which is the one you would use as the black one is your ground.

Posted on May 29, 2011

  • deyc2008 May 29, 2011

    Is the red wire the one we need to cut to install the gps tracking unit? Do i connect the thick yellow wire to the oil pump and the red to the other cut wire?

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    Mike Cairns May 29, 2011

    First of all, not sure on what wire there because, as I think more about what your trying to do, is not I feel the best solution to disable your car by going through the oil pump. Oil pumps are spending to replace if a problem develops because of this system your trying to install. I think personally for same effect and less risk of possible damage is by hooking it into the fuel pump or ignition. Same results and less risk of costly repairs if a short develops.

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