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Old April 1st, 2015, 09:08 AM
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Question? Battery box relays

Finally time for a new battery and when I bought my truck it had 6 Hella lights as well as a bumper mounted winch, all of which I removed soon after purchase. (capping the bare wiring)
I have a spaghetti mess of wiring and relays in my battery box, all connected to the battery and I want to use this opportunity of replacing the battery to remove all extraneous wiring/relays.
Can someone confirm that all of this mess can be removed?
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Finally time for a new battery and when I bought my truck it had 6 Hella lights as well as a bumper mounted winch, all of which I removed soon after purchase. (capping the bare wiring)
I have a spaghetti mess of wiring and relays in my battery box, all connected to the battery and I want to use this opportunity of replacing the battery to remove all extraneous wiring/relays.
Can someone confirm that all of this mess can be removed?
Thanks
Pete
Assume you will trace the wires before yanking anything but assuming they serviced only the lights then yes.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 09:55 AM
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like jeff said, assuming you trace everything.

you can pretty much remove everything that is connected to the sides of the battery post terminals (not connected to the main cables). but trace them first, you might have a headlight relay setup in there as well as power feeds direct to your stereo/amps.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 09:57 AM
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like jeff said, assuming you trace everything.

you can pretty much remove everything that is connected to the sides of the battery post terminals (not connected to the main cables). but trace them first, you might have a headlight relay setup in there as well as power feeds direct to your stereo/amps.
Bringing up a separate note here is that if you do not have your headlights on relays, this could be a good opportunity to move them to a set to get the load off your headlight switch.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 10:54 AM
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like jeff said, assuming you trace everything.

you can pretty much remove everything that is connected to the sides of the battery post terminals (not connected to the main cables). but trace them first, you might have a headlight relay setup in there as well as power feeds direct to your stereo/amps.

Good point about the amps. This thing had a super duper stereo/amp/speaker set-up when I bought it.

My real question I guess was in stock configuration, are there any relays or extraneous wiring attached to the battery terminals. Sounds like the answer is no. Thanks
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There is nothing stock there... But as mentioned, the stock design for power to the headlights is very, very bad and relays SHOULD be added. If the PO did add the relays, they should be retained.
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