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Battery Question

So i was readin up on the DIY intake post. And i read that you should dissconect the battery for at least 1 hour. Was wondering what the reason for this is???? I have never heard of this before.

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I would not worry about taking the battery loose. But that is me. I have never taken the batteries loose for an intake swap and I have done a total of 4 intakes on my truck over the years.

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I would not worry about taking the battery loose. But that is me. I have never taken the batteries loose for an intake swap and I have done a total of 4 intakes on my truck over the years.
yea, but i think the 03 is diff. i had to pull some of the plastic battery cover off and i had to disconnect the battery to do so.

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Tell me how your two batteries are different than my 2 batteries? An AFE stage 2 is an AFE stage 2, no matter what year you still have to take one battery loose.

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I would not worry about taking the battery loose. But that is me. I have never taken the batteries loose for an intake swap and I have done a total of 4 intakes on my truck over the years.
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Tell me how your two batteries are different than my 2 batteries? An AFE stage 2 is an AFE stage 2, no matter what year you still have to take one battery loose.
?????? now i am confused.


do you have a plastic cover over your driver sidce battery?

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No I do not. But the intakes I have put in my truck have required me take out the driver side battery.

I guess I should have stated I have never taken both batteries loose. Only the driver side batter has ever come out.

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well i had to take the driver battery cables loose to get the plastic cover off.

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The only reason I have ever herd of taking the batteries loose for 1 hour is to clear codes. I wonder what that has to do with a DIY intake.....I am in agreement with you there.

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The only reason I have ever herd of taking the batteries loose for 1 hour is to clear codes. I wonder what that has to do with a DIY intake.....I am in agreement with you there.
i have heard about clearing codes too. but on the DYI i am clue less.

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