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Problem fixed. thanks

Charges @ 14.2 so the alt is working

Neg -> Frame
Neg -> engine block
Pos -> Alt

Stock alt wiring is hooked up still and stock battery ground.




Below is the engine block ground


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I've suggested this to others and it seems to help. I'm not sure it'll help you but after grounding ur batt to the engine block, I'd ground the engine to frame. The way your doing it is your grounding the engine through your batt then ur batt and engine are grounded to the frame through the batt. Which puts more pressure on your batt.

How I did the big three is ground batt to engine. Then ground engine to frame. Then upgrade and throw away the old positive wire.

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I would suggest looking at your fuses to see if u blew a fuse for your speedometer.
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did you disconnect/remove any of the factory wiring? {I don't do away with factory wiring because its hard to tell if there is another connection you can't see}

you may have bumped something completely unrelated to the wiring you are dealing with
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did you disconnect/remove any of the factory wiring? {I don't do away with factory wiring because its hard to tell if there is another connection you can't see}

you may have bumped something completely unrelated to the wiring you are dealing with
The only wire I removed was the little looked like 8 gauge wire going from alt to the red battery box. I left everything else alone. (You can see the hole where that lil wire was on the top of the red thing in pic1).
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did you disconnect/remove any of the factory wiring? {I don't do away with factory wiring because its hard to tell if there is another connection you can't see}

you may have bumped something completely unrelated to the wiring you are dealing with
I kept the factory wire in.... I'm a couple mins away from ripping it all out. looks like I caused myself a huge headache
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I kept the factory wire in.... I'm a couple mins away from ripping it all out. looks like I caused myself a huge headache
Yea you've done too much it sounds like. In my experience I always say if it works leave it alone and Change only what you have to change.
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I've suggested this to others and it seems to help. I'm not sure it'll help you but after grounding ur batt to the engine block, I'd ground the engine to frame. The way your doing it is your grounding the engine through your batt then ur batt and engine are grounded to the frame through the batt. Which puts more pressure on your batt.

How I did the big three is ground batt to engine. Then ground engine to frame. Then upgrade and throw away the old positive wire.
it does make a difference if you know where to look for the change. i i do this, but i take it just one more step further and make 3 point connections for both polarities along with a secondary 12v+ cable from front fuse and dbl ground in rear

engine ground--->frame ground--->batt ground---v
^_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _l

alt--->batt---> dual front fuse input---v
^----------------------------------------------

this has solved some of my accessory issues from the past, and imo, it also helps distribute the power more evenly on heavy draw so the components (batt, alt, amp) are less prone in fighting for current among themselves.

p.s., never take away from the factory wiring, always replace, even if you think you dont need it
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Well I disconnected the Alt -> Batt positive and the issue with the speedometer is still there. I think i've blown a fuse but then again I tested all the fuses and they seem to be fine. The cluster works RPM/gauges ect everything but the speedometer.

I don't know what else to check.
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is it a gm product ?
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