battery protector - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 08-15-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
battery protector

Hey guys, so I bought this off amazon but I don't know the brand or even how to install it.. Anyone formular with this?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20140815_161554.png
Views:	156
Size:	314.1 KB
ID:	163550  
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-15-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Yuma
Region: Arizona
Posts: 256
Not sure, if you have a stick you could always do the pop the clutch trick, that has saved me a couple times in the past when battery randomly dies and no one is around to get a jump start

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Mustang Evolution mobile app
FanOfSkynyrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:11 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
I don't know that trick, what is it?
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-15-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
No. I haven't but it's probably very simple to install.

The battery on my car kept going dead after sitting for about a week and it was due to my alternator beginning to fail. Consequently, it also took my battery out with it because it drained it down to zero too many times. Car batteries don't like that.

Im afraid that device is just going to be a "bandaid" for your problem Zoneo...
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:18 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
Not a problem, just a precaution
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:27 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
Awesome!
Can't be too hard to install. Just follow the directions.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:36 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
I don't think it came with any haha
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:37 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
fomoco4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Antioch
Region: California
Posts: 839
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoneo View Post
Hey guys, so I bought this off amazon but I don't know the brand or even how to install it.. Anyone formular with this?
Never heard of this....looks like it hooks right on the positive cable, and is essentially a disconnect button? Keep us posted, seems there would be hood clearance issues as well if mounted on top of battery? It is a cool idea because it does pay off to disconnect your battery if your car is sitting for long periods of time (I'm thinking for my boat now, lol)

Sent from my HTC One using Mustang Evolution mobile app
fomoco4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:37 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
I just read a little about it. That looks like a neat unit!
How much was it?

The installation may be slightly more difficult than I thought. There are a few wires to connect to make it work properly...
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:39 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoneo View Post
I don't think it came with any haha
You're going to need the instructions to install it.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:41 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
fomoco4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Antioch
Region: California
Posts: 839
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoneo View Post
I don't know that trick, what is it?
to pop a clutch you simply push in the clutch, have the car in second and someone push you until your about 10 miles per hour ....pop the clutch out and gas down same time, boom motors turns over. Had a motorcycle that had to be started that way, got a lot of excercise riding that puppy haha

Sent from my HTC One using Mustang Evolution mobile app
fomoco4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:44 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by fomoco4life View Post
Never heard of this....looks like it hooks right on the positive cable, and is essentially a disconnect button? Keep us posted, seems there would be hood clearance issues as well if mounted on top of battery? It is a cool idea because it does pay off to disconnect your battery if your car is sitting for long periods of time (I'm thinking for my boat now, lol)

Sent from my HTC One using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Haha.
That's what I was thinking also, along those lines. It's better to just disconnect it and use a battery tender though.
This Battery Protector doesn't mount on top of the battery.
lol
That's what I thought when I first saw the pic also.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:47 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
Anyone know how it compares to others? Idk if its what I want cause all I want is something that will cut the power and save enough to start my car if I'm using my radio without the engine running. It seemsoke this one is a manual? Idk
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:49 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by fomoco4life View Post
to pop a clutch you simply push in the clutch, have the car in second and someone push you until your about 10 miles per hour ....pop the clutch out and gas down same time, boom motors turns over. Had a motorcycle that had to be started that way, got a lot of excercise riding that puppy haha

Sent from my HTC One using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Unlike the old days, if there's not enough juice in the battery to run the fuel pump... Push starting wont work on electronically controlled, fuel injected engines.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 06:54 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoneo View Post
Anyone know how it compares to others? Idk if its what I want cause all I want is something that will cut the power and save enough to start my car if I'm using my radio without the engine running. It seemsoke this one is a manual? Idk
I have no idea how it compares with others but from reading about this product, it does exactly what you want it to do.
If it didn't come with any instructions though, unless you can find them online, I don't see how you will be able to install it correctly.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 08:23 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
Hey guys so I'm installing it now following a PDF I found online.. But in stuck at this step...

A) does any fuse work? Or does it need to be specific.. Or would I be better off using a wire? The black wire I'm connecting doesn't have any connectors... Its just a naked wire
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20140817_192133.png
Views:	96
Size:	67.8 KB
ID:	163704  
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 08:35 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
You can do it either way. You'll need to get a wire splice to go into a wire.
You can connect it to an accessory that is only "hot" when the key is in the on position. Something like the heater fan circuit...
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 08:37 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
Is that 12v? Where is it?
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 08:49 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
Everything is 12 volt.
You need to locate the fuse for the heater fan and try to track the wire going to that fuse. It would be helpful if you have a tester to verify that the wire is only hot when the key is on.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 08:57 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
How do you think this is going to work with the accessory setting on the key? Will it work properly still? Or will it think the engine is on?
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 09:07 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
Also, I can't seem yo find a diagram showing the heater fan fuse...
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 09:10 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
As long as the wire that you connect that black wire to is energized when the key is on, it doesn't matter where you connect it.
That wire is a safety feature that prevents the device from disconnecting the battery while the engine is running.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 09:12 PM   #23
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoneo View Post
Also, I can't seem yo find a diagram showing the heater fan fuse...
The fuse position diagram is in the owners manual.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 09:21 PM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
Is it under something other than "heater fan"? Cause I don't see it anywhere in this list
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 09:35 PM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
Yes.
Im sorry. It's the Climate Control Blower Motor.
Fuse location #24.
Fuse location #23 will work also. (A/C clutch, Defogger switch)
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 09:42 PM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
That's the box on the inside on the car right? Any tips on how to run the wire through? Or Am I gonna need to drill?
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 09:51 PM   #27
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
Correct. Inside the passenger compartment.

You should be able to "fish" it through one of the existing holes. Just look on the drivers side firewall for a place to run it through.

If you have access to a probe type 12v tester, it will make this job simple.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 09:54 PM   #28
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
Passenger compartment meaning the one on the passenger side? Cause that may be a problem... This cord is probably 3' I don't know if it will make it
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 10:00 PM   #29
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoneo View Post
Passenger compartment meaning the one on the passenger side? Cause that may be a problem... This cord is probably 3' I don't know if it will make it
No.
The fuse box that is under the steering wheel.
You can add some wire if it's too short.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 10:01 PM   #30
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
Okay good haha I didn't think there was a fuse box over there anyway haha
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 10:30 PM   #31
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
So I definitely found one hole, but its already got a bunch of wires wrapped up in tape going through a rubber grommet so its a pretty snug fit and I might have found another that has plenty of room but I can't get the angle to see if it goes all the way through, and neither can my coat hanger... I suck at this part haha
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 10:38 PM   #32
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,633
Haha.
You'll get it.
It's probably easier to work from the inside of the car.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 10:38 PM   #33
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
That's where I've been haha
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 11:17 PM   #34
Registered Member
Regular
 
zoneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Broomfield
Region: Colorado
Posts: 171
Okay! So I got the wire through! But holy **** that's a lot of wires going into the fuse box.... There's no way I'm gonna be able to trace it to the right one and the owners manual didn't tell me a wire color.. So now I'm stuck again..
zoneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2014, 10:56 AM   #35
Registered Member
Regular
 
99_GRUMPY_GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Cabo Rojo, P.R.
Region: Other
Posts: 590
When you look at your fuses as mentioned before the fuse you are looking for is Location #24 and fuse #23. I will provide you with the fuse box diagram for your car. Also, you may want to go to your local Radio Shack or auto store and get yourself an fuse link adaptor so that you do not have to splice, or piggy back or anything other than plug and play. I am going to show you a picture of what I am talking about below. This is all you need to accomplish your mission.

If you choose not to accept this mission, this message will self distruct in 15 seconds. Good luck.

Fuse box diagrams:

Click image for larger version

Name:	2001-mustang-fuse-box-diagram3.gif
Views:	3038
Size:	4.7 KB
ID:	163750

Click image for larger version

Name:	2001-mustang-fuse-box-diagram1.gif
Views:	1526
Size:	15.8 KB
ID:	163751

This is the battery junction fuse box in the engine bay.

Click image for larger version

Name:	2001-mustang-fuse-box-diagram4.gif
Views:	878
Size:	8.2 KB
ID:	163754

Click image for larger version

Name:	2001-mustang-fuse-box-diagram2.gif
Views:	5171
Size:	13.0 KB
ID:	163752

Fuse adaptor for plug and play

Click image for larger version

Name:	Fuse%20Tap%20&%20Add-a-Fuse%20Products.jpg
Views:	325
Size:	71.5 KB
ID:	163753
__________________


2015 Race Red Performance Package GT 5.0 (435hp) stock
Still in the making Updates coming soon!
99_GRUMPY_GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amazing wheel protector clear coat spray! 2011 Kona Blue Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing 26 04-14-2014 02:56 AM
Red car leather cleaner/protector? Finian Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing 3 12-17-2011 06:04 AM
V6 Mustang door protector removal Dubya11 2005-2010 V6 Mustang 7 04-14-2011 11:53 AM
Battery Light fordfan1184 Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 2 08-27-2003 04:16 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



04:28 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.