On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 12:46:08 -0400, WA3GIN @ Arlington County, VA wrote:
>I bypassed them to ground and ran a dedicated
>ground from the negative side of the brake lamp to the frame rail.
Don't count on that working in a Toyota -- the body in my Toyota Sequoia is an
unmitigated disaster as a "ground" -- virtually all body to body (and even
to body) contacts have paint in the way. When I tried running 100 w on 20m to a
hamstick with the braid of the coax bonded to the body near the roof, the
vehicle's computer locked up and stopped me dead! I managed to get running
only by pulling the power feed from the battery to let it reboot.
Since I'm still in the middle of a cross-country move, I haven't had time to
to fix it, but it looks like a huge project.
Jim Brown K9YC
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