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Wiring Inside the Engine Bay Help!
Published by WRichieX
11-07-2013
Wiring Inside the Engine Bay Help!

Need some help. I'm trying to hardwire into the engine bay and I remember seeing a post that I should never wire directly to the battery post but showed where I should. I'm basically looking for the positive where I can connect the power. I hope this is clear. Thoughts?
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By atinybug on 11-08-2013, 12:21 AM
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Probably the positive terminal used to jump your car? It's on the passenger side near the windshield, with a red plastic cap on it. Why shouldn't you ever wire directly to the battery?
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By Meeni on 11-08-2013, 01:05 AM
Because the IBS sensor is a fragile expensive part that you don't want to move around for no good reason.
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By WRichieX on 11-08-2013, 08:14 PM
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Meeni do u know where I should wire into thats safe in the engine bay? I saw a post a while back that showed location but can't find it for the life of me.
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By Meeni on 11-09-2013, 10:01 AM
As said above, look at the left side of the engine bay (left when you are facing the engine hood open, so right of the car). There is a red thing that pops out, under this is the positive battery post for jump starting etc. It is connected directly to the battery.
On very side, there is an octogonal post sticking out of the wall. This is a negative post.

I do not know if this is appropriate to hardwire anything, but this is connected directly to the battery w/o going through fuse boxed or ECU on the way.
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By McAuley7 on 11-09-2013, 04:35 PM
Like they are saying the positive post there is a black cover pull that off and you'll see 2 wires connecting that hook it up to that and you got power, I'll get a pick if you need since I have HID relay in
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By WRichieX on 11-09-2013, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by McAuley7 View Post
Like they are saying the positive post there is a black cover pull that off and you'll see 2 wires connecting that hook it up to that and you got power, I'll get a pick if you need since I have HID relay in
a pic would be awesome. thanks
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By McAuley7 on 11-10-2013, 02:40 PM
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Like they are saying the positive post there is a black cover pull that off and you'll see 2 wires connecting that hook it up to that and you got power, I'll get a pick if you need since I have HID relay in
a pic would be awesome. thanks
I'll post it/pm when I get home
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By McAuley7 on 11-10-2013, 04:32 PM

Left with cap on , right cap off, hid relay all red wire
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