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I have a cable under the hood with exposed wires and i wanted to know if i could use electrical tape to cover it until i can take it on?

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Cable as in an operating cable? Throttle and cruise can be taped if needed but not recommended. It could bind up upon driving. Electrical cable such as the battery cable? Yes tape it good

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