Originally Posted by supernukes
I just stripped wire and wrapped it around the bolt.....The bolt goes directly into the metal frame of the truck.....because it is a back seat bolt...it is impossible to measure ...I have a voltage meter....#1 would it be better to connect a connecter (circle) to the ground wire solder it and then connect to seat bolt......#2 what type of prepping would help?? #3 how (exactly) would I measure resistance...
Thanks in advance. OH one more thing have you heard of a ground going bad over time...or am I chasing a ghost
No, I have never heard of a ground going bad over time. A ground wire that is sufficiently prepped and connected, will only go bad if something breaks, such as a terminal, or the ground wire gets ripped out of a harness.
You have a ground problem, due to the method in which you have made your ground connection. Pull that bolt out, and see how many pieces of stranded wire are left. The reason wire in automotive use can handle high power, and remain flexible, is due to the fact that stranded wire is used. And did I mention, that stranded wire will break if it is twisted, torqued, and sheared, such as when wrapped around a threaded bolt, and tightned down?
Cut the existing strands off and strip the wire. Find a ring terminal, crimp it correctly, and make an adequate ground connection.