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OzLabs #4 - How to Tap Power (and run wire) from Car Battery

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Ivan
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:25 am

Hey all, check out OzLabs #4 and enjoy:


Update: Video has been edited.


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Losing quickly

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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:28 am

Yay Phil! Is that your airplane?
Knox

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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:10 pm

That was the best one so far pirate.gif
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:30 pm

each one of these Oz labs just makes me laugh.
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:40 pm

lol nice job Phil. This is definitely the best yet...very helpful for a novice.

Oz labs makes me think of new product Ideas, so how about some kind of video of you guys coming up with new ideas and designing new products Lol
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:33 pm

That's the most work Phil has done in like a month. icon_biggrin.gif
Phil
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:35 pm

Yep I flew in to the warehouse to shoot the video and then flew right back out to Mexico
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:38 pm

lol was it just me or was there some old japanese movie remake with english speaking not matching lip movement in the beginning.... LOL

i laughed
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:55 pm

HAHAHA. "And thats how we roll". So entertaining.

Maybe a mod should move all the Oz labs to the How-to section. Just an idear.
Brandon

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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:38 pm

I don't know, but I kept waiting for the end of the wire to catch the engine block while he was talking about the inline fuse :D

And I like how you used the "fancy pair of wire strippers".
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:11 pm

lol looked like phil was gonna bust out after the phrase "car fire" right as it cuts....
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:53 pm

He sounds exactly like my best friend..... icon_neutral.gif
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:54 pm

justin wrote:
lol looked like phil was gonna bust out after the phrase "car fire" right as it cuts....


LOL I noticed that.
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:37 pm

Note to users: Do not put the fuse in until you have everything completely wired. It should be the very last step.
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:39 pm

Aken wrote:
Note to users: Do not put the fuse in until you have everything completely wired. It should be the very last step.


That really matters?
Aken

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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:49 pm

Um, duh. What happens when you're using the live wire when it's attached to your battery, and it slips and falls into the engine bay. Have fun watching the spark show.
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:31 pm

well the fuse would just blow
Tim

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Post Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:12 am

Do you always do work on your car in a suit?

Nice video. icon_cool.gif
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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:03 am

Phil wrote:
well the fuse would just blow

+ sparks.

Oh, and PS. If you have a ~300 amp fuse, it takes a BIG spark to blow it icon_biggrin.gif I had a welding mark in my MX-3 as proof!
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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:57 am

Not everyone has a cover over there power terminal.

Not everyone is going to use a ratchet, 12 mil. socket to tighten on their wire.

Meh.
mx107marlin

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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:15 pm

But everyone gets the drift, would you rather him be specific for ONE car than be so general you don't know what he's talking about, if he was going to be that general he could have just posted a diagram and left it at that.

Personally I use a 12Mil socket on a ratchet to take off that nut right after removing my power terminal cover.

Granted I drive a Lexus, which is a Toyota, who makes Scion. But still, I'm sure if you can figure out how to log onto the computer and view the video you can figure out that your car doesn't look like that one and could possibly need to do something different.
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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:32 pm

mx107marlin wrote:
Granted I drive a Lexus, which is a Toyota, who makes Scion. But still, I'm sure if you can figure out how to log onto the computer and view the video you can figure out that your car doesn't look like that one and could possibly need to do something different.


Personally, I can.

Yet, there are people that log on every week posting that they don't know how to do (BLANK). It may seem simple to everyone else, but they don't know, so they ask.

Thanks for playing.
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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:41 pm

kramer13 wrote:
mx107marlin wrote:
Granted I drive a Lexus, which is a Toyota, who makes Scion. But still, I'm sure if you can figure out how to log onto the computer and view the video you can figure out that your car doesn't look like that one and could possibly need to do something different.


Personally, I can.

Yet, there are people that log on every week posting that they don't know how to do (BLANK). It may seem simple to everyone else, but they don't know, so they ask.

Thanks for playing.


Wow, first time I've ever seem Mr.Kramer pwn someone.

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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:20 pm

haha.
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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:26 pm

Hey guys, I have my 12mil socket and can't get it to fit on the nut. Do I have to use a hammer to make it fit??? just kidding biglaugh.gif
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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:32 pm

PwrRngr wrote:
Hey guys, I have my 12mil socket and can't get it to fit on the nut. Do I have to use a hammer to make it fit??? just kidding biglaugh.gif


Exactly, if you can't figure out how to turn a specific nut using the tools you have you don't deserve to have lighting on your car anyways.

There are people that log on all the time that don't know how to do simple wiring, or how to hook up a switch or whatever, but if you're working on a car and can't figure out how to take a bolt off, like if I point to one and say take that nut off and you look at me and go "How?" you don't need to be driving.

I suggest anyone that doesn't know how to do that and is over the age of 10 should attempt to take positive battery cable off with their tongue.
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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:40 pm

mx107marlin wrote:
PwrRngr wrote:
Hey guys, I have my 12mil socket and can't get it to fit on the nut. Do I have to use a hammer to make it fit??? just kidding biglaugh.gif


Exactly, if you can't figure out how to turn a specific nut using the tools you have you don't deserve to have lighting on your car anyways.

There are people that log on all the time that don't know how to do simple wiring, or how to hook up a switch or whatever, but if you're working on a car and can't figure out how to take a bolt off, like if I point to one and say take that nut off and you look at me and go "How?" you don't need to be driving.

I suggest anyone that doesn't know how to do that and is over the age of 10 should attempt to take positive battery cable off with their tongue.


I think you should swallow a box of nails.
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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:42 pm

SickWitIt wrote:
mx107marlin wrote:
PwrRngr wrote:
Hey guys, I have my 12mil socket and can't get it to fit on the nut. Do I have to use a hammer to make it fit??? just kidding biglaugh.gif


Exactly, if you can't figure out how to turn a specific nut using the tools you have you don't deserve to have lighting on your car anyways.

There are people that log on all the time that don't know how to do simple wiring, or how to hook up a switch or whatever, but if you're working on a car and can't figure out how to take a bolt off, like if I point to one and say take that nut off and you look at me and go "How?" you don't need to be driving.

I suggest anyone that doesn't know how to do that and is over the age of 10 should attempt to take positive battery cable off with their tongue.


I think you should swallow a box of nails.

Says the one that calls me for advice at least 3 times a week.
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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:44 pm

To fix YOUR cars **** up audio system.
mx107marlin

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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:55 pm

That I didn't install to begin with.....Complain to Best Buy.

Regardless guys, if you can't do a task as simple as physically taking off a bolt somewhere, you should be focusing on other things than car lighting. If the question is WHERE the bolt is, that's fine, if it's HOW to do something, that's fine. You should be able to pick a tool from your toolbox or from a store shelf that would work.

Maybe we should add the notes on the video that say "NOTE: your car may not have a 12 mm nut", then we can go "NOTE: your car might not have a blue hood" and "NOTE: This install does NOT require a tie." and of course "NOTE: Your wire crimpers MAY NOT have yellow handles."
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Post Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:27 pm

NOTE: doing work in a suit is not recommended
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