The prior owner has installed a non factory wire from connector on alternator to positive battery terminal . Why would someone do this ?

Asked by Sep 15, 2015 at 08:57 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is something being bypassed

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to have a direct link to charge the battery with an internal regulator.. thats how us race car guys go it and 2 gauge wire also.more is better...

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In the old days many GMs were wired that way. It must have been done for a reason by an older mechanic. Personally, I'd leave it alone if it's not causing any problems. If it works, don't fix it. HTH. -Jim

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