Electrical system 1/2 ton Dodge

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E.Baecke

Electrical system 1/2 ton Dodge

Post by E.Baecke » Sun Oct 12, 2003 2:33 am

Hello,

I would like to change the electrical system from my 1/2 ton Dodge from positive to negative earth.
What do I have to change.

Thanks,

Eric
MVPA # 12985 [/b]

Ivan

Changing ground on 1/2 ton dodge

Post by Ivan » Wed Oct 15, 2003 2:23 pm

Can't say I know all potential adjustements that might need to be made, but according to the Dodge manual for 1/2 tons (TM 10-1123/1443) there is a specific voltage regulator for each type of grounding system. Therefore, at the very least, you should plan on purchasing a different voltage regulator. The manual warns that using the wrong one can seiously damge the electrical system, but doesn't say how. Also, I'd guess a few power leads may have to be switched to keep some things from running or reading in reverse, but an automotive electric repair shop should be able to give you sound advice on that point.

Good luck,

Ivan Urnovitz
WC-24
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Ben Hur 1-ton trailer

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