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Old 10-29-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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Ok, so i've had a grounding kit for a while, and i took it off to replace some other stuff to get a benchmark. Thats all fine and good till i plugged in my new GPS and was getting a bad alt whine outa built in speaker. Why is my power-outlet giving an alt whine? I figure i must have some grounding issues someplace. so i was gonna go though and swap out my stock ground wires with some newer ones and redo the connections to the frame. Does anyone know how many there are and where they are? I'd really like to fix the alt whine coming outa my gps.

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good grounding points on the frame are:

Both Strut Towers
Radiator Frame
An already existing point near the battery

There are already a lot of grounding points around the car in various places, you can probably just clean those up, and attatch a more sturdy wire to it.
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Old 10-29-2005, 11:32 PM   #3
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thats what i was hoping to do. but I wanted to make sure i got them all. I mean all the factory ones. dont need a grounding kit if the factory ones are clean.
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okay, well...

There are the ones I mentioned, and then there's one along that wall below the airbox (waaaay down there). There are probably several more that I haven't seen, but if you look, you'll be able to find them easily enough
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good grounding points on the frame are:

Both Strut Towers
Radiator Frame
An already existing point near the battery

There are already a lot of grounding points around the car in various places, you can probably just clean those up, and attatch a more sturdy wire to it.
Don't ground anywhere near the radiator or the alternator. The radiator grounding point increases oxidation of the radiator internals. Propylene Glcol is a great electrical conductor, but you don't want a ground anywhere near it. Everywhere you ground make sure to scrape the paint off or the crud off first. I dunno how many countless times I have heard that the mod doesn't work yet they are grounded against paint . Also invest in a good grounding kit. Not an Ebay Grounding kit. Popular belief is they are real HKS pieces. They aren't.... HKS grounding kits are purple. GEt an HKS kit, a Sun automobile kit etc... Just to know when you ground against the body in anyway corrosion rates increase. So stay away from fenders, rad supports, and the firewall. Focus mainly on the intake manifold, strut tower braces, and engine block. Also place them somewhere else other than the stock ground. Its useless to double up on an existing ground point. If you need new OEM grounds go buy the cables and do that, but usually a good cleanup job of them works best.....

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