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Stereo install question on newer diesel....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Is there any difference in hooking up a stereo with a diesel truck due to the 2 batteries being in the truck?

    I know this is a stupid question. but it is still a 12 volt system right?
     
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    are they wired together?
     
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    ok, I had to make sure my thoughts were correct.

    a battery connected to another with + to the other + and the - to the other - is a 12 volt set up.


    a battery with the - connected to the + on another and the + going to the system and the - from the other is going to a ground, then it is a 24 volt set up.

    I'm not sure how a diesel is set up. so don't flame me for it :D .
     
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    No flames -- you're right on both counts.

    Stock normal GM diesels are 12V, as the batteries are in "parallel", i.e. side-by-side, + to + and - to -.

    Military GM diesels (CUCV's) are 24V, as the batteries are in "series", i.e. end-to-end, + on one to the - on the second battery in the middle.

    -- A
     
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    In which case... no, it shouldn't be different. Go ahead and hook it up... if it blows up... we'll know that I was wrong :D
     
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    12v system

    Regardless of how the batteries are hooked up, it's only for the sake of the starter. Even if it was hooked up to produce 24v, the system is stepped back down to 12v to run the other stuff (Like radios and heater blowers and wiper motors) that run on 12v, so just hook it up the way you would on any other vehicle.
     
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    LongIslander... I'm pretty sure you know everything about everything... I've read all the threads and you always seem to know what you're talking about when you reply... I'm impressed... so now that I have your e-maily addy... everytime something goes wrong when I'm working on my truck... I'm gonna go to you :D
     
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    Feel free!

    Well, I've done my homework on these old trucks, and compared to the complicated-to-death new trucks I have to work on at the dealership (Ford's and Dodges), an old carbureted chevy truck is a walk in the park! I'll tell you this though, I may not know everything, but I'll admit it if I don't, and I usually know where to go to find out. E-mail me anytime, I'd be more than happy to help you out anyway I can. :truck: :k5: :thumb:
     
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    What a great attitude :D

    Guy's like you make CK5 what it is.

    Thanks for all the info guys ;)
     
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    Grieby54 1/2 ton status

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    Hell... maybe we should all chip in some money so he can get a membership since he's answer all of our questions haha :D
     
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, I said he was a nice guy.

    Don't know if he's $24.99 nice. j/k :D
     
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    hmmm, I don't know about that. something in the following statement has me a little weary of him
    :shame:

















    j/k dude :rotfl: :rotfl: :thumb:
     
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    Ford's and Dodges

    TRUST ME, every day I have to work on those POS Dodges and "King of all Recalls" Ford's, it just makes me that much more happier that every vehicle sitting in my driveway says "GM" on it! :waytogo: :k5: :crewcab: :truck: :woot: :usaflag:
     
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    I might have to retract my last statement since my DD is a Ram 2500 CTD :mad:


    J/k :D

    Different strokes for different folks I guess :p:
     
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    Dodges and Fords

    Actually , I have to admit that Dodge has come a LONG way from the el-cheapo crap they used to be, and while Ford has certainly made their trucks alot easier to work on, they keep insisting on re-inventing the wheel and over engineering everything to death, and acting surprised when it has 100 different recalls. Dodge trucks are pretty solid, AND easy to work on, but they still have a ways to go on alot of thier other stuff. Test drove a new 300 and an 06 Charger R/T last week (Yes, it had a HEMI in it!), now those are nice cars! (And FAST!!) Being both new model lines I'm curious to see how well they'll hold up, and what, if any, bugs they're going to have to work out, but like you said, "Different strokes". I won't be trading in any of my GM's anytime soon. :o
     

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