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

2 Answers

29,045

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...

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
75,395

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

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    7,990
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,630
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,610
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
13 Great Deals out of 2,463 listings starting at $1,900
Used Pontiac Firebird
11 Great Deals out of 685 listings starting at $2,850
Used Chevrolet Impala
499 Great Deals out of 32,504 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
354 Great Deals out of 42,608 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Camaro
415 Great Deals out of 31,697 listings starting at $3,495
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,041 Great Deals out of 54,476 listings starting at $1,250
Used Pontiac Bonneville
3 Great Deals out of 409 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
849 Great Deals out of 89,028 listings starting at $1,444
Used Toyota Camry
1,104 Great Deals out of 78,328 listings starting at $1,100
Used Honda Civic
616 Great Deals out of 54,502 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.