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Old June 18th, 2017, 10:46 PM   #1
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Battery Jump Post Nut

So the previous owner upgraded the fans but not the wiring.
So I went through, installed some relays and upgraded the wiring. When it came time to connect power to the relays I thought I'd just get power from the jump post in the engine bay but I can't get the damn nut off. I've tried soaking it in PB Baster to try and get it to budge but it's not happening. I don't want to put a breaker bar on it because I'm not sure how it's attached underneath and I don't want to just rip it out of the plastic. Can't use heat because I don't want to melt the plastic either. I was thinking about maybe a nutsplitter at this point.

Any opinions? Anybody run into this before?
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Old June 18th, 2017, 10:57 PM   #2
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Wouldn't mess with it. Tap power the right way from the battery.
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Old June 19th, 2017, 03:44 AM   #3
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Any opinions?
Yes. Stop calling everything you do to a car an upgrade. More often than not they aren't.

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Based on it being a very common problem, yes.

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I've tried soaking it in PB Baster to try and get it to budge
Soaking it for how long? 30 seconds? Or 24 hours? Or better yet one spray a day for a week?

There are several ways to get the nut off if you decide to go that route. I would carefully cut it with a dremel or something before using a nut splitter.

There are also other places to pick B+ 12V from. Like the starter or battery itself. When I changed my fan wiring I picked up the B+ at the starter.
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Do not touch it. If you manage to work it loose youll have to open up the pdc and tighten the nut inside that keeps the post in place. Getting power straight ftom the battery or starter is definitely a better idea.

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Yes. Stop calling everything you do to a car an upgrade. More often than not they aren't.
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Based on it being a very common problem, yes.
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Soaking it for how long? 30 seconds? Or 24 hours? Or better yet one spray a day for a week?
A little over 24 hrs.


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There are several ways to get the nut off if you decide to go that route. I would carefully cut it with a dremel or something before using a nut splitter.

There are also other places to pick B+ 12V from. Like the starter or battery itself. When I changed my fan wiring I picked up the B+ at the starter.
Thanks. I hadn't wanted to try and run a good (+) wire all the way back to the battery so I'll take a look at the starter.
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Do not touch it. If you manage to work it loose youll have to open up the pdc and tighten the nut inside that keeps the post in place. Getting power straight ftom the battery or starter is definitely a better idea.

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Thanks, that's what I was worried about. I wasn't sure how the post was affixed on the backside.

Looks like the starter is the way to go.
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Lube it with PB for a few hours then put some heat on it.
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Old June 20th, 2017, 12:48 PM   #10
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Tried that (except the heat, really nervous about the plastic the stud is mounted in). I had a look at the EWD and it reinforced what a couple of the other guys here had suggested. It's a direct line to the battery, the gauge appears bigger than that of the wire to the PDM etc. The only thing I may add is a breaker between the battery/starter (if there's not already one, I suspect there is but I didn't see one on the EWD). I have a 60a breaker between my new relays and the power source but it's mounted near the fan, and an unfused hot wire from that breaker to the starter to the battery makes me a bit nervous.
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Cut the damn nut off lol.
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Cut the damn nut off lol.
I'll try
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 10:11 PM   #13
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Quick update. Tried cutting the nut off and it wasn't happening. The stud was loose and able to rotate in the fuse box anyway, and after reading about how this caused some power loss issues with some other members' cars I just went ahead and removed the fuse box, took it apart, and removed the stud from the bottom. I took some pictures in case someone else is/was in the same boat (can't post them due to post count) and will find a replacement stud/nut combo and replace it.
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