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I cannot attach auxiliary power cables to the battery in a saturn sl2 1994. The battery terminals have a seal around them that disallows any 'normal' battery connection to take place.

The battery's terminals have seals around them that disallow any direct auxiliary connection to the battery. There are hex bolts exposed outside the seals that would be used to attach alligator clips for purposes where the car is not moving. Are there any other connection points that won't affect the car's operation? The goal is to feed a 2 meter ham radio mobile station as directly from the battery terminals as possible. 13.8 volts, 10 amp fuses on the power cable are the specs for the radio.

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I had a problem with attaching to the fuse box relay tap. The fuse box received a poor connection and the car had trouble running. I ended up using small hose clamps to clamp the wires to the exposed terminals directly. So I guess the moral of the story is: "In order to solve electrical problems, you need plumbing know-how". Thanks for the feedback guys.

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