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Nice rig, expensive reservoir shocks. Stock they don't use an alternator and running the aftermarket light bar and stereo will likely drain the battery and that's probably why it has a car battery installed. Does it still a starter battery under the cover? You'll likely have to recharge that car battery with a plug in charger often, don't let it drop below 50% charge.
 

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yes it does still have the original battery i have them hooked up togeather.
You shouldn't wire two batteries together that aren't identical. Use a selector switch that allows you to choose between battery A, B or both A and B. You should only use the combined batteries when you need a jump.
 

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i actually installed the second battery because yes it did drain fast but come to find out the stator was bad. changed it out and now it charges at 14.2 vice 11.9 v like it did before the stator change. so far so good on the battery the problem i have is the light bar keeps melting the bigfoot switch in the dash pannle i think i need to get a heavy duty switch that light seems to draw alot of current throught the switch to melt it. and i dont use the bar light very often so as to keep the charging voltage up
You need to add a relay not a heavy duty switch. They're easy to install and prevent damaging switches and wiring.

Good work diagnosing the stator.
 

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I use the following relays as it comes with the harness and then I have several for other projects. Horns, auxilary lights, etc should all be run through a relay.


See the wiring diagram:
 
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