Connecting a switch battery disconnect

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Published on March 9, 2014

Author: AltonJohn


Connecting a switch battery disconnect How to create your own Spare Tire Cover Racing cars is fun, and can provide a good outlet when done in a safe environment. But before going to the ring to break it, you need to make your car insurance. A security feature available to race cars - as well as normal vehicles - is disconnecting the battery. With one of these switches can immediately cut power to the vehicle during a rollover or accident. They are not difficult to install - they just need a little time and preparation. Things You'll Need Page 4 gauge battery cable , about 30 feet long Drills 3/8-inch ratchet and socket set terminal crimper battery terminals 4 gauge with 1/2 inch holes flanges Stripping Wire Cutter Positive battery terminal marine-style page 1 inch rubber washer Show more instructions 1 Disconnect the negative battery terminal with the 3/8-inch ratchet . 2 Find a suitable place to disconnect the battery. This may be fine in the front on the bumper, or all the way in the back in the trunk. This depends on personal preference, or if you're running the car, the rules of the particular organization you are competing with. Make sure you have sufficient space behind the panel to mount the switch terminals and maneuver into place. 3 Drill a hole in the sheet metal using the drill and bits for the switch. Start with a smaller drill bit and gradually work your way up, which will help keep the panel fit. 4 Mount disconnect switch. Put it through the sheet metal so the switch is outside the body and using the supplied mounting nut. 5 Do a test run of the battery cable so you can figure out what length you need. Run through the areas that will be running for the final installation. 6. Remove the wire and strip the ends. Then the terminal crimped on both sides of the cable end.

7. Bolt one end of the battery cable to the switch. Do not worry about what your terminal is installed on, it should work on both sides, as it is just a switch on and off 8. Run another length of battery cable switch accessories you need. for the vehicle. This may have multiple lengths depending on their use, and you can go to the radio, power fuse, starter and alternator, for example. 9. pass the wire for the final time in the vehicle and secure with cable ties. The easiest way to do this is through the interior of the vehicle, using a rubber grommet in the firewall and hides the cable under the carpet. Of course, if you have carpet, where you can fix it. 10. Bolt battery terminal on the marine-style battery post with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket set. 11. pin battery cable to the new terminal and reinstall the negative terminal. Now the switch is complete and should be working properly. Turn the switch to "on" and make sure that the vehicle operates properly.

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