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April 07, 2015, 04:27 PM #0

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Im doing a trunk battery relocation in the tib, and since my trunk lock is shaved and its an electrical popper, what do i do if my battery dies?

I could just leave the original positive battery terminal under the hood for boosting it, but i dont think that would look very clean at all. Does anyone have any ideas for some sort of boosting block where i can attach booster cables to, as well as connect all of the power wires too?

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    April 07, 2015, 04:56 PM #1

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    Can you fold the back seats down from inside the car? If so, you could get long booster cables and just connect them to the battery from inside the car.

      April 07, 2015, 06:24 PM #2

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      They make battery boosters that work though the cigarette lighter.  I've never used one but it might be a simple solution.
      Mazda 3, so green it starts decomposing as soon as it's built.

        April 08, 2015, 03:08 PM #3

        Dan

        Dave - use these

        http://www.ceautoelectricsupply.com/bulkheadconnectors.html

        You may need to find a place for them, but these will be an easy way for you to connect jumpers somewhere.   and they seal the area where you are putting them.

        Dan

          April 08, 2015, 08:07 PM #4

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          yup.  Just need one located nicely up front.  Any solid chassis point is ground. 

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            Originally posted by Dan
            Dave - use these

            http://www.ceautoelectricsupply.com/bulkheadconnectors.html

            You may need to find a place for them, but these will be an easy way for you to connect jumpers somewhere.   and they seal the area where you are putting them.

            Dan

            thats exacly what im looking for, thanks!

              April 09, 2015, 03:10 PM #6

              Dan

              Originally posted by Davej
              thats exacly what im looking for, thanks!

              Glad to help.  If it makes any difference, where you are drilling I would cover it up after with 3 or 4 coats of por15, it will not rust or  cause issues.

                April 14, 2015, 05:44 PM #7

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                Put these through the trunk floor under the car. I did a set like this for a buddy of mine whose battery is buried in the trunk under all his audio. Also put a disconnect switch under the trunk under the car... Winter comes around, turn the disconnect switch off, plug in a battery maintainer and she's good for the winter.




                Any time I've done a battery relocate I've also fused the main line from the battery going to the front of the car. Never had any issues with that setup.

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