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Re: Negative Battery Cable Destroyed

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Here is a pic of what I did. Unfortunately I had no black electrical tape. I had 3M 35 in white, grey, red, blue, yellow, but no black!!! The most common color!! Also, when I cut the leads, I accidentally cut some strands out of one and had to re-strip it but it still worked.

Aside from the grey tape, it almost has a factory look. And I think these lugs will transmit any current needed.

The pic is attached (I think). Not real good at pics in threads yet. Do I need a photo bucket (or other) account to embed pics?
I bought that same terminal, but didn't think to crimp each lead then put it through each bolt. What size crimp lugs did you use? Looks good
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Re: Negative Battery Cable Destroyed

I bought a battery cable lug kit from Autozone. 1/4" diam hole for 4 - 6ga cable. (I think we have 4ga). It was a Lynx part# 06060 (LCS8072)

The only problem is the crimping part as I didn't have the proper crimp die for this gauge wire. I am looking to see if i can find a nice crimper for heavy gauge wire for future work. I may also re-wrap it in blk tape so that it will not be as noticeable.
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Re: Negative Battery Cable Destroyed

I replace the negative terminal on 95 Jeep Laerdo v8... Now when i replaced it the light above on the hood looks really dim. Now i tried to start it and nothing happen and i tried to jump it and nothing happen. The jeep would not turn over so now what did i do wrong or did the battery die on me? Battery is only a year old so i don't know why it would not work at all after not using the jeep for a moth. Can anyone offer help???
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Re: Negative Battery Cable Destroyed

Did you clean the battery terminal with a battery brush? First thing I would look for is a bad connection. Not just corrosion, but these terminals can get an oxidized layer which inhibits power transfer. That is why I always clean the battery terminal and the inside of the cable terminal with a stiff battery brush.

If the connections are good, then I would hook up a volt meter and preferably a load tester. If it fails a load test you should charge the battery slowly for several hours. Maybe a 2amp charge for 6 or more hours. Then retest.

It sounds like a bad connection, but do some checking and i'm sure you'll get to the bottom of this.

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Re: Negative Battery Cable Destroyed

You are fortunate the problem is with the negative terminal. You can easily find where each end of the black negative wires go. Just buy two single black cables and put ring terminals on all ends and leave the factory wires in the wire loom and use zip ties to hold them against the factory loom.
Another option is to go to an after-market radio and alarm installer and they can fab whatever you need, including the positive cable too.
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