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Trying to replace the terminals and battery cable to a 98 dodge d

How do you replace the battery cable? and what size or length do you use with the top terminals

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The parts store will have the battery cables by application for your truck.

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Well, you can get the OEM part from the dealer. But, you can buy ends only that have 2 bolts and 2 nuts that squeeze on to the cut ends of damaged battery cables.

Works for both the negative and positive terminals. May take some time to do it yourself, though.

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How to Wire On-Board Marine Battery Chargers


Battery chargers are wired into a boat's electrical system. Wiring the charger to a battery switch permits the charging of the individual batteries or battery banks. The switch can be configured to charge both batteries or battery banks at once. Mounting the charger in the vessel keeps the charger where it will do the most good--connected to the batteries. This is useful if you are stuck with low batteries and need a recharge. Power from a generator, shore power or even AC power from another vessel can be used to get you going again

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Mount the battery switch with the mounting kit provided by the manufacturer. The switch should be accessible but close to the battery or battery banks.
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