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 Post subject: Battery Relocation.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:31 pm 
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Well i shoulda done this a while ago seems as matty asked me too!

APU, you do this at your own risk bla bla bla.

What you need.

Some decent thick cabling, i got some Autoleads stuff from work.
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=3448 Or other similar device.
Some battery ring terminals
Drill maybe
Spanners/sockets etc

1. Remove old Battery And place in new location. In my case the boot. (not to sure where else you would put it)

2. Use some of your power cable and battery ring terminals Connect the battery earth to the the body work in the boot.

3. Where you run your cable is up too you. I run mine behind the seat, down the passenger side, and drilled a hole near the ecu to bring the cable out in the engine bay.

4. Now you want too install your distribution block somewhere. I used some little self tappers to attach it near the washer bottle filling bit.

5. Now strip down all the wires that went to the positive terminal and attach them to the distribution block.

6. With the negative i used a nut and bolt and attached it too the body work. See pic.

7. Attach battery ring terminal to end of power cable and attach to boot. make sure that the other end is not touching the body work!!

8. Attach other end to Distribution block and secure down and your done.

9. Maybe swap sections 7 + 8 round....

10. Secure battery in boot with clamp/s. Or in my case a bungee cord.

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I think if i get rid of bungee cord, and get a stainless battery cover Boot will look so much better.[/url][/u][/i]

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good guide 8-)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:57 pm 
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I just want to be sure - do i fix the wires that were going to the negative battery terminal straight to the car body?? is this safe?!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:29 pm 
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Yes you do. :)

Yes its safe, everything earths through the body anyway.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:25 pm 
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wanna get hold of a gel battery incase of a crash


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ben_0_5 wrote:
wanna get hold of a gel battery incase of a crash


Wow brought back an old post here! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:38 am 
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SORRY !!!!!!!!!!! :doh:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:52 am 
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don't be sorry :)

saves posting a new topic on a topic covered :thumbsup:

thats why they are here....

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:23 am 
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yeah I wasn't saying it was a bad thing. Just was an old post!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:00 pm 
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good guide but probably a bit safer to buy a battery box from somewhere cable ties are also acceptable :doh:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:04 am 
ha awesome guide

considerign this for my mk4, a 1800 zetec and mk4 battery location is a tight fit under the bonnet


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yup, looks like i'll have to be doing this as i dont have space for my cossie filter..

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