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Old 06-06-2007, 02:45 PM
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By the way, what did you think about the rest of the thread. It's not like I'm out to set people's cars on fire.
The rest I liked! Good pictures and descriptions.
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Nice how to.

Actually the latter is right, whether you're a car audio installer or a mechanic, it's always recommended to disconnect the negative terminal first. It's called electron flow (as oppose to conventional flow), and your entire chassis is one big conductive metal that completes the circuit.

Simply put, disconnect the positive first and the wrench hits the frame, you'll arc.

Disconnect the negative first, or the the positive 2nd, and hit the frame, nothing happens.

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Originally Posted by Paul350Z
The rest I liked! Good pictures and descriptions.
Thanks Paul.
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Originally Posted by Vestax
Nice how to.

Actually the latter is right, whether you're a car audio installer or a mechanic, it's always recommended to disconnect the negative terminal first. It's called electron flow (as oppose to conventional flow), and your entire chassis is one big conductive metal that completes the circuit.

Simply put, disconnect the positive first and the wrench hits the frame, you'll arc.

Disconnect the negative first, or the the positive 2nd, and hit the frame, nothing happens.
You guys win, 2 against one. I'll make the changes tomorrow. For now, I have to leave work.
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so with the yellow top, you can use the factory battery cover?
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Originally Posted by pony_killer
so with the yellow top, you can use the factory battery cover?
The only additional hardware you purchase is the battery and shims. That is all.
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul350Z
I would highly recommend following the procedure as outlined in the precautions section of the Nissan service manual and remove the ground (black (-)) terminal first. This presents a smaller exposure of high current discharge. When the wrench is connected to the negative terminal first the only thing you have to avoid contact with is the positive terminal which is normally protected with the red plastic boot cover. Do not short between the battery posts, this is a once in a lifetime mistake. If done positive first your wrench is connect to the positive terminal and you have to avoid contact with the entire car which is grounded to include the too easy to hit battery mounts, the fender, motor parts, and the top of the firewall.

I most highly recommend doing negative first. I've learned to respect the dangers that unprotected (fuses) high current sources present. Be careful out there.
I have edited my original instructions to reflect this procedure. Thank you for the correct info.
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:42 PM
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Awesome! Thanks for the detailed write-up.
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Old 06-08-2007, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by gt3
Awesome! Thanks for the detailed write-up.
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Nice writeup. What does the factory battery weigh?
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by jmark
Nice writeup. What does the factory battery weigh?
I weighed it a couple nights ago for you. It weighd in @ exactly 37.3 lbs.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:19 AM
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nice write up...but it looks more complicated in ur steps then installin a battery really is...lol...good work tho..
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:30 AM
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Great How to, thanks for this, I have been considering for a long time.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by VoKaL
nice write up...but it looks more complicated in ur steps then installin a battery really is...lol...good work tho..
What can I say, I'm a perfectionist...
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Mine is on order, should have it on Monday. Oh just for info it was $138. Gotta love having someone with a wholesale account at the local Interstate Battery.

Thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by LifeIsRisky
Mine is on order, should have it on Monday. Oh just for info it was $138. Gotta love having someone with a wholesale account at the local Interstate Battery.

Thanks for the info.
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Ahhh... 24.99 for my yellow top... part of my works great, get rid of any battery for used price that has sat for more than 6 months... I love when you find that little way to get back at your employer. I have yet to put it in, did the yellow top help any with voltage drop when your bass hits? Mine drops slightly currently, and I am hoping this yellow top fixes it.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by XIceDragonX
Ahhh... 24.99 for my yellow top... part of my works great, get rid of any battery for used price that has sat for more than 6 months... I love when you find that little way to get back at your employer. I have yet to put it in, did the yellow top help any with voltage drop when your bass hits? Mine drops slightly currently, and I am hoping this yellow top fixes it.
Yes it did help, tremendously. It still fluctuates a bit, but nothing compared to the OEM battery.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:14 AM
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Excellent write up.

Anyone know the difference between the boxed yelowtop and the unboxed yellow top battery??
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:17 AM
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Nice guide. I need to get another yellow top myself.
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