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Old 09-06-2018, 01:21 PM   #31
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Re: 1995 Cutlass Ciera AC

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I found a wiring diagram, it shows all three circuits being 2.0(metric)...

Are you sure? My wiring diagram could be wrong....
I initially took the information from my subscription to All Date DIY. But I also verified by looking at the wiring itself. There are 3 fusible links. 2 are gray and 1 is black. The black is 1.0 (metric) and the gray is 2.0 (metric). The other gray has no stamp on it but assuming it is 2.0 because of the color and the size compared to the other gray.

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Re: 1995 Cutlass Ciera AC

Another approach...

The new positive battery cable I am looking at is 4 gauge with an 8" 12 gauge lead wire. Is it possible or advisable to take the 12 gauge lead and splice and solder a connection of the 3 fusible links (2-14 gauge and 1-16 gauge) to the 12 gauge lead. Heat shrink the connection and then individually connect the fusible links to their corresponding wires that lead to their terminal point?

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Re: 1995 Cutlass Ciera AC

This is my diagram:

As you can see, the lead coming off the bat cable is 13, so the line coming off your new cable would be too small, at 12g(3m)......the 12g would not be big enough to carry the current for the 3 circuits if they ran at max current....

the diagram does show, B and G links being 14g and the C link being 16g.....so I would just get the cable without the lead and just use the three lengths of fusible links with an eyelet to attach to the solenoid.....make sure the 16g goes to the correct circuit....

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Old 09-07-2018, 04:09 PM   #34
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Re: 1995 Cutlass Ciera AC

How about this battery cable from Rock Auto? It has an 8 gauge lead wire.
If not I will go with the no lead wire battery cable and use the fusible link wire method.


https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...217180&jsn=418

Thanks for your patience on this.

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Re: 1995 Cutlass Ciera AC

According to the wiring diagram, it should be 6g....

I am confused.......were these fusible links attached at the starter solenoid or at the battery?
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According to the wiring diagram, it should be 6g....

I am confused.......were these fusible links attached at the starter solenoid or at the battery?


Here is a photo of the original positive battery cable. The fusible links come off the lead near the battery terminal.

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Re: 1995 Cutlass Ciera AC

Ok, I was confused....I thought the fusible links were attached at the starter, not the battery....

According to the wire diagram, that wire should be a 13m, or 6g....

Now a 6g can handle the three circuits while an 8g, can't(safely)....you can run two circuits off the 8g, and then you can run another fusible link circuit off the bat bolt to the third circuit.....
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Ok, I was confused....I thought the fusible links were attached at the starter, not the battery....

According to the wire diagram, that wire should be a 13m, or 6g....

Now a 6g can handle the three circuits while an 8g, can't(safely)....you can run two circuits off the 8g, and then you can run another fusible link circuit off the bat bolt to the third circuit.....
Great idea. Do I crimp on a loop terminal (like the photo you attached earlier)? Then do I place it behind the battery terminal and the battery bolt will pass through it as it threads into the battery?

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