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Old 01 Jan 2010, 04:01 pm
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Default What is 3rd "battery cable" for on 94 Honda passport?

We just put a new battery in sons 94 Honda Passport. But my husband says that there is a 3rd cable hanging there that is not connected to anything that looks just like a 3rd battery cable. What is this and what should it be hooked to?
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Old 01 Jan 2010, 04:16 pm
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positive side (red), on my 98 Chevy Silverado i actually have 2 cables going to the positive side and 1 on the negative, always only 1 negative cable, im guessing that battery is a side post so it should be a longer bolt on the positive cable side than on the negative so it cna be long enough for both of the positive cables
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Old 01 Jan 2010, 04:31 pm
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The wiring diagram shows three cables--one ground cable to the engine and two cables coming off of the positive terminal. One goes to the starter solenoid. the other goes to Terminal 1 of the Fuse and Relay Box that is directly behind the battery.

If you take the black cover off of the fuse and relay box, terminal 1 is the main fuse and it is located in the right front corner of the box. you can follow the cable from the battery terminal to that terminal in the fuse and relay box to confirm it is for that main power feed. That's what the original configuration shows.

If you are not the original owner and the cable doesn't go to Terminal 1 then its a high probability it was put in by someone else for some other reason. the disconnected cable is probably something someone put on there to provide power to an accessory. Its not uncommon for people who put amplifiers for stereo systems to run a battery type cable directly to the battery to provide power for the amps. If you son bought the car used then the previous owner probably took the amp out. so if the cable goes anywhere other than to the fuse box, then follow it to see where it goes. its a high probability there is nothing at the other end to connect to.

hope that helps
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Old 01 Jan 2010, 05:31 pm
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ground cable
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