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Old 01-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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My first Mod.

Got my CAI cai and put it in this weekend. It was as easy as everyone has said it was. Fit great. I have heard a difference in the exhaust and it does seem to have more zip. I'll be curious to see what it does over time.
One question. I know the directions said to disconnect the (-) neg. side of the battery. but didn't say why. I figured it was a safety thing and of course didn't disconnect it. I recently read that it might have something to do with the computer reset. Can someone tell me the reason you should disconnect it. Thanks
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Congrats on your first mod. The reason to disconnect the battery is to make sure that you don't throw a code and have the check engine light come on. But It is not necessary to disconnect. I didn't disconnect mine and I was fine.


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Old 01-02-2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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Got my CAI cai and put it in this weekend. It was as easy as everyone has said it was. Fit great. I have heard a difference in the exhaust and it does seem to have more zip. I'll be curious to see what it does over time.
One question. I know the directions said to disconnect the (-) neg. side of the battery. but didn't say why. I figured it was a safety thing and of course didn't disconnect it. I recently read that it might have something to do with the computer reset. Can someone tell me the reason you should disconnect it. Thanks
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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I believe another reason for disconnecting the battery is for the ECU relearn. Either way, the ECU is going to have to adjust for the flow of air and the improvement will be more noticeable after 50-100mi's of driving.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #5
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If you do disconnect the battery in any of your future mods remember dont close the trunk lol.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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If you do disconnect the battery in any of your future mods remember dont close the trunk lol.
lmao. Thank you. I would be the dumb ass that closes his trunk haha
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lmao. Thank you. I would be the dumb ass that closes his trunk haha
My cousin did it to me when i was installing my headers. Wasnt his fault he didnt know but yea not fun trying to climb through the backseat to pull the release
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:50 PM   #8
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The service manual instructions for my 98 Camaro for any mod to the engine or other electrical issues will almost always say "disconnect the negative side of the battery". It's probably a law suit thing in that, if they don't warn you and something happens, you'll sue them. Disconnecting either the positive or negative will kill the electrical power to everything but the negative side will not cause as much arcing when you reconnect it. Some electronic circuitry is really sensitive.
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My cousin did it to me when i was installing my headers. Wasnt his fault he didnt know but yea not fun trying to climb through the backseat to pull the release
Literally LMAO!! You have to love those moments!
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