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How do you tell if a car has a negative or positive system?

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My vehicle is a 1997 Ford Fiesta. Is it negative-ground or is positive-ground?

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MY VEHICLE IS Ford Fiesta AUTO, year 2016. could you please tell me,

is it negative or positive-ground

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Post the year, make and model of the vehicle (in new question) and one of us can tell you if it is negative or positive ground.

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You will damage the electrical system of the car


On the car battery, the positive wire is red and the negative wire is black. If the body of the car is metal or conducts electricity, then the body of the car serves as the negative wire. The metal in the engine serves as the negative wire.


If you have a post battery(the cable attaches from the top) the positive post is larger than the negative.


NO! positive is red and black is negative negative is grounded to the frame of the car, and positive goes to the electrical components.


If you want to jump start your car, connecting negative to negative and positive to positive is the only way to do it. Connecting negative to positive will result in extensive damages to the electric systems of both cars.


Find the cable that is connected directly to the frame or sub-frame of the car. If it is red, then Positive is ground; If it is black, then Negative is ground. More than likely (but not in all cases) the electrical system is Negative ground.


You conect them in parelell. Positive to positive, negative to negative, with either a 12 or 6 volt system. if you conect them in series you will double the voltage.



It is almost always imprinted on the battery next to the posts. If not the positive + post is slightly larger than the negative - post.


The current flow is from positive to negative whereas electron flow is from negative to positive.


Positive is either red or has a "+" symbol.


Cause the battery to explode or damage the electrical system in the car.



Normally Positive (+) is RED and Negative (-) is Black.


The DC electrical system of the car requires a positive and negative electrical conductors for each electrical device. Taking the example of a single lightbulb powered by the car battery, this could require a wire leading from the positive terminal of the battery to one terminal on the lightbulb and a second (return) wire leading from the other terminal on the lightbulb back to the negative terminal on the battery. Two wires are required - a positive and negative. To reduce the quantity of wires required, the negative "wire" is actually the car body. Hence there is a positive wire leading from the positive terminal of the battery to the positive terminal of each electrical device on the car and the negative terminal of each electrical device on the car is connected to the car body (a metal conductor). The body of the car is then connected to the negative terminal of the battery, completing the circuit. There are virtually no return wires. This works as cars use a low voltage (12 V). If they used a higher voltage, this system could result in electric shock from touching the car body.


You could put them in parallel--wire positive to positive, negative to negative, then connect the positive and negative wires to the car. This would give you twice the current capacity, and you'd be okay because the car's only going to take as much power as it needs. If you wired them in series--positive on the first battery to the car, negative on the first battery to positive on the second, negative on the second battery to the car--you'd double the voltage and burn the car out.


The "+" sign is used to mark the positive post.


yes you can jumpstart any car. Just hook the positive up to the positive and the negative to the negative


If an object is moving in a negative direction, but with positive acceleration. For example: Backing up a car, while coming to a stop. The car is moving in a relative negative direction(back of car), while the acceleration is in the positive direction(front of car).


Yes.If the car is backing up, but slowing down, then its velocity is in the negative direction, and its acceleration is in the positive direction.



It will vary from car to car, but the neg is usually black, and has a "-" sign. Normally the positive terminal is larger than the negative terminal.


Connect Positive on A to Negative in B then Positive from B to whatever Positive on A had been connected to.


You will get a spark and maybe a shock. If you do this with a car battery, it may well explode and might cause injury.


By there positive and negative connectors and there acid.



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