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Old 09-27-2012, 09:15 PM
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Don't laugh, but does it matter if you pull the positive or negative cable???
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I have always been told to pull the Positive cable.
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Since they advise to connect the negative first, then the positive, when installing a battery, I suspect that you would disconnect the positive and leave the ground intact.
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That's what I thought and did. Just was curious why install instructions always say to pull the negative?
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My understanding is unhook the ground on the battery first then the positive and then install positive then ground so that it dies not spark and ignite any fumes that may be around....
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My understanding is unhook the ground on the battery first then the positive and then install positive then ground so that it dies not spark and ignite any fumes that may be around....
The way I've been doing (taught) it for years.

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By removing the negative, when removing the positive you will not create a short to ground. In DC circuits, which all cars have today, energy actually flows from negative to positive. electrons are negatively charged. So the negative side of the battery has excess or extra electrons. these electrons are what actually flows through the wires.
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By removing the negative, when removing the positive you will not create a short to ground. In DC circuits, which all cars have today, energy actually flows from negative to positive. electrons are negatively charged. So the negative side of the battery has excess or extra electrons. these electrons are what actually flows through the wires.
exactly what ^^^he said
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