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Old 02-17-2011, 06:23 PM
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Changing the batt from the red top to a normal batt should not have made a wire fry..... did you hook it up correctly?

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Changing the batt from the red top to a normal batt should not have made a wire fry..... did you hook it up correctly?

I have seen the hot wire from the battery get hot if the motor is not grounded. A wire from the bell housing to a clean spot on the frame will cure that . Did you have the book that the car is supposed be wired from? I have not tryed to check one with the motor not grounded so can't say if that will make the light stay on or not may be some one else can speak to that. I do know a short is/can be a PITA GOOD LUCK.

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PS The book would help you know where to start looking.
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If not already done so.... I'd hook the neg cable from the neg post on the batt directly to the block.

If he had a red top Optima hi preformance batt in it previously and simply replaced it with a normal battery and hooked it up the exact same way it came out, there should not be an issue with a wire frying....... or it would have done it before with the old battery.
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