10+ Year Contributor
- Sep 20, 2009
I'm guessing the charge wire on the alternator are the two wires that you clamp near the top of the alternator? I bought a 180 amp alternator, it said i need to replace the charge wire to a 4 gauge with a fuse. Do I really need to do this? I think the charge wire is inside the rubber housing that runs across the bumper to the fuse box. Wouldn't that require a really long 4 gauge wire? then I'd some how have to fit that into the fuse box? or could i just run a wire with fuse straight to the alternator to the battery and not even have to go into the wiring harness that goes to the fuse box? or can i just run the stock wires and be fine without damaging anything??