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Need to know + and - battery cables on '99 please

Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by redescort99, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. redescort99

    redescort99 FEOA Member

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    My cables are not marked and I don't have the old battery to compare with. When I was hooking up the last cable it arced so want to be sure.

    Towards rear (firewall) with the plastic connector - is this positive or negative?

    Thanks
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    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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    Positive cable goes from battery to under hood fuse box next to battery. Negative cable goes from battery to a grounding spot near firewall. If negative cable is original it should have a yellow stripe
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    Thanks Guys -got going the correct way now...

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