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How do you change the negative battery cable on a 2001 beetle. The old cable is attached to the bottom of the platform the battery sits on. There is a plastic pipe from the air filter in the way and I cannot get to the bottow of the plate.

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You have a easy Job..
As the earth wire or {negative} thick black lead goes to any bolt to the engine and there is a small wire that goes to the body ,so you can put it anywhere
BUT you need to fit a wire with 2 crock clips 1 to the battery lug (under the earth term to a bolt on engine anywhere as when you take off the earth lead you might loose all the things like radio, dash lights etc so use a thin wire with clips...
Let me know how you go ,or more info wanted. Ron

Posted on Oct 04, 2009


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