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    Bilge pump ground

    So I'm almost done putting in a bilge pump on the GTI. Siliconed the base, it seems rock solid. Ran all the wires, putting the switch panel in the glove box. Think I am going to use a thru hull out the back so I can see if it ever kicks on. I found the outlet by the pump area for a bilge hook up, but I don't like the fact you can't see if it ever kicks on.

    Where do you guys put the grounds? Can I ground them right to the battery cable?

    I will take some picks when I'm done.


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    Ground it to the battery or motor.

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    Thanks. I will.

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    Finally finished installing the bilge pump. I think it came out good. Mounted the switch inside the glove box. Switch has a built in fuse. Siliconed the connectors to the switch and greased them to help stop corrosion. Used water proof, sealing crimps on the wires from the pump. Used clear pvc re-inforced tubing, and used the factory outlet by the pump. Ran all the wires in black plastic tubing. No water will be getting in unless it sinks. The two grounds (switch and pump) are connected to the black battery cable and the red wire will connect right to the battery. I am very pleased with it. I will post pics tomorrow when it gets light out.

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    Here are the pics. The scratched up around the switch when I mounted it in the glove box. But I'm trying not to let my OCD make me want to order a new glove box
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    Good spot for the switch, nice work...
    2 questions:
    Did you put a high loop in the bilge pump exit line?
    Did the silicone squish into the bottom grate of the pump? another words the pump isn`t blocked with silicone?...PR...

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    I thought that you would want to mount that pump father back in the ski than that!
    A few scratches who cares rite! You cant see them anyhow with the lid closed
    Good job tho!

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    Thanks for lookin out PR. But yeah, I put the loop in. The big coolant hose that is zip tied by the seat is what I ziptied it too. Learned about that from reading/searching here before I did it. And no, the silicone isn't blocking it.

    As far as mounting it any farther back, I couldn't get any farther back. It is a GTI, with no waterbox mod it would have been damn near impossible to get back there any more. And were I mounted it is one of the lowest spots on the ski. The hull is usually bone dry anyway, unless I ride the crap out of it and then it is only drops of water in there. In case a hose pops off or something, I just want the added time to make it to shore.

    Thanks for the compliments guys.

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    nice job

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    there is only 1 ground on that bilge pump BLACK= ground the browns are power and can activate other pumps also ! did I read your post wrong? Z edit I did read it wrong! whew the other ground was the switch! good job!

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