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Old 10-21-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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DIY: Groundwire Kit

Recently purchased a groudning kit of of ebay, and thought I'd share my install with those interested.

Here is the kit I purchased: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JDM-G...7988QQtcZphoto

This is what was included in the Kit:


Photos seem to be the easiest way for people to understand an install, so I'll be using mainly the photos I took during the process for this DII.

Start by removing the stock negative terminal and replacing it with the one included in the kit. Now when you remove the stock terminal make sure you only remove the battery terminal adaptor. Leave the factory begative ground wire in place, it will be used wih the new terminal adapter that comes with the kit.

sorry I don't have other angles of the terminal set-up, but it's easy to figure out so don't worry.

Now you don't have to follow me as far as my connections points. You can choose to connect to anywhere you'de like, but here is how I started:


Connection point from terminal to this point.


second wire:


this is even easier to figure out, but just incase here is a closer view of it connected to the throttle body.


Third grounding point:


from there I lead the third wire to this point.


Now you'll move on to wire number 4:


here is were I connected it to.


fifth wire:

heads down to the tranny, and this is the only mounting point which I did not use a factory nut to mount. Had to use one of the 10mm bolts supplied with the kit. here is the point.


sixth point:
Now remember that not all wires need to be connected to the terminal as long as they are grounding to either the vehicle or go off one of the other ground points. Here is how I grounded my sixth wire.


the wire then goes around to the back and downward where I mounted it to here.



seventh and final wire. What I chose to do was start off from where I connected the fifth wire. here it is connected.


Now from there I lead it around the front and towards the back from underneath the engine like this.

remember you have the option to connect it somewhere else, this is only the area I chose to connect to as it was the farthest from all of my other grounding points. I also tried to leave the least amount of wire hanging as you can tell in the pic above, just incase there is possibility of it getting caught on something. I actually got the wire to sit higher then the bottom of the front bumper.

Now here is my final connection point.


And there you have it, your car is now very well grounded.
Before putting the engine cover back on make sure to zip-tie any wires that might need to be held away from certain area, or just to keep some from moving around to new locations.
Once again here is the final product once it's all put together:

Nice, clean finish.
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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Nice write-up. I will def be adding it to the manual.
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:09 PM   #3
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QUESTION: Is it necessary to ground the tranny, no matter if it is manual or automatic?
Should I ground my amplifier as well?

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Old 10-21-2006, 07:14 PM   #4
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Nice write-up. I will def be adding it to the manual.
thankx. I actually thought maybe I should have had it more detailed, but it's really a simple install.
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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QUESTION: Is it necessary to ground the tranny, no matter if it is manual or automatic?
Should I ground my amplifier as well?

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It's not necessary to ground the tranny, but it is one of the recommended grounding points that any kit you get will suggest. It's a good idea to do so whether you have an auto or a manual. Remember the motor and transmission create the most friction.
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:25 PM   #6
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Old 10-21-2006, 10:38 PM   #7
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this is really nice and interesting :)
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Old 10-22-2006, 03:06 AM   #8
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Hey looks nice!

Just wondering, what gauge or AWG wire did this kit come with?

It looks like 4AWG from the photos, but I'm not sure..

Edit: Beautiful pictures ItsMyDaily - thank you very much. This should make anyone's grounding wire DIY install MUCH easier!
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Old 10-22-2006, 03:09 AM   #9
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That is super clean... not bad for 22 bucks shipped to your doorstep.
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:05 AM   #10
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Only 22$?Damn this is cheap!
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:10 PM   #11
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Hey looks nice!

Just wondering, what gauge or AWG wire did this kit come with?

It looks like 4AWG from the photos, but I'm not sure..

Edit: Beautiful pictures ItsMyDaily - thank you very much. This should make anyone's grounding wire DIY install MUCH easier!
first thank you for the comment. As far as the wire, I am not to sure. The kit never mentioned the type of wire it included, but it looks to me like 4 gauge wires.
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:17 PM   #12
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guys the price is really cheap for the quality of the kit. I was hesitent at first, and thought when it came in it was going to be a bad purchase, but the it is very nice. It always amazes me how some people will buy name brand grounding kits for hundreds of dollars when all brands include the same parts, and do the exact same thing.

I'm yet to drive the car to give my impressions of the kit. It'll happen soon :)
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:02 PM   #13
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Just got back after a 20 minute drive. There is one word I think of to discribe the feeling of the car after the groundwire instal........"Smooth."

I am actually amazed that it did as much as it did, but at the same time I kind of expected it to do so when I saw that the Yaris motor has almost no grounds from the factory.

The very thing I noticed is that the initial acceleration is a lot better. There is no delay in the pedal like there was before(although it was a slight delay before).

The second thing I noticed was how smooth the engine felt as it climbed in rpm. The power felt very nice, and some how I find that there is less engine noise.

The third thing I noticed was the transmission. Keep in mind that I have an automatic. The shifting is a lot smoother and feels almost as if it is one endless gear with no shifts. Even downshifting using the pedal feels smoother.

Fourth thing I noticed, and my favorite part, is that I found myself pressing on the gas pedal less then I usually would. The car seems to have picked up some bottom end umph which requires less pedal movment to get it moving up to speed faster. I believe this will help in fuel efficiency.

I think what has happened is the power and torque curves are now much smoother and power may even be coming a little ealier. This is the only way I can explain what it is I am feeling. Is there a chance that all of this is just in my head? Yes ofcourse there is. Who knows? I don't think it's all in my head. Either way for the money this is a great mod to have done.

I'll let you guys know how it helps wih fuel economy once I reach my next fill up.
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INTERESTING

I'll be buying this soon. The blue matches my shocks. HA!
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:34 PM   #15
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INTERESTING

I'll be buying this soon. The blue matches my shocks. HA!
Cause everyone is looking at your shocks.

Your right though this is also a nice engine dress up piece. I'm sure it'll look even better once I go ahead and order a blue aem cold air.
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Hey, attention to detail is the difference between a nicely done CAR and just another rice rocket.
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:48 PM   #17
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I want to order one of these ASAP, but I can't find that exact one that you ordered. Would this one work instead?
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I want to order one of these ASAP, but I can't find that exact one that you ordered. Would this one work instead?
that's the same one I ordered except in red :)
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