Question about 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

The terminal wire connecting to the battery has worn through. Can I splice the wire and reconnect to a new battery?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Jeep Master
  • 17,130 Answers

If the wire has worn out it will be better to replace the wire lead with a good solder joint terminal. This is important so as to make your jeep trouble free as the terminal will not establish good connection unless you splice and use a new connector with a good soldered joint free from any battery erosion. decide and go forward. good day

Posted on Jul 14, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Under hood fuses

Have aclose look around the battery for another wire. Most cars have 1 large and up to 2 smaller wires connected to the positive terminal. 1 may have not been reconnected.

Apr 09, 2015 | 1993 Chevrolet S-10


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

Instructions Things You'll Need:
Battery charger
Battery switch
Battery cable (sized)
Cable cutters
Razor knife
Battery terminal lugs
Lug crimper
Terminal kit
Terminal crimper
Step 1

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.
Step 2
Mount the battery charger in a location that will be accessible but protected from the elements. Mount the charger close to the battery switch to reduce the size of the charger leads.
Step 3
Connect the battery cables to the battery switch. Mount the battery cables onto their corresponding terminal studs on the battery switch.
Step 4
Lay out the battery positive cable from the charger to the switch and cut it to length with the cable cutters. Strip 3/4 inch of insulation from the cable ends with a razor knife. Splice the cable to the hot wire from the charger with a **** connector and the terminal crimper. Crimp a terminal lug onto the battery end of the cable with the lug crimper and a hammer. Connect the terminal lug at the battery switch positive output terminal.
Step 5
Lay out a battery cable from the charger to the battery negative terminal block. Cut the cable to length and strip 3/4 inch of insulation from the ends with a razor knife. Connect the battery negative cable to the charger negative power lead with a ****-splice and the terminal crimpers. Crimp a terminal lug onto the terminal block end of the cable with the lug crimper and a hammer. Connect the terminal lug at the battery negative terminal block post.

Tips & Warnings
Set the switch to "1," "2" or "both" to charge battery bank 1, bank 2 or both batteries at once.

on Jan 07, 2010 | Mercedes-Benz C230 Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

How to Replace a p1355 on a 2000 volkswagen new beetle

Is this for a ignition coil output stage open circuit? If so you need to rerun the ground wire. Just but the wire close enough to the coil that you can still get to the wire and splice another wire to it. Just splice a wire to the brown wire and run the rest of the wire to a ground lug under the battery. You will need to remove the battery and the tray. Also when you hook the battery back up make sure the key is on. This will reset alarm and radio. Remember, you are grounding the coil so the wire should go from the coil to ground. Hope this helps

May 29, 2014 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

How do i repair a obd connector

What's wrong with it?

1. Wires connecting to it? Splice or solder them.

2. Connector smashed or other physical (not electrical) problem? Get a used one off a junker (virtually any model) and splice/solder your car's wires to corresponding terminals on the new OBD connector.

May 25, 2014 | Saab 9 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Some one cut the cables off my sons 94 chevy camaro and stole the battery we bought a new battery and replaced the cables but the ground wire splits on the original so we are not sure we have every

Wow, that sucks Jackie kudos to you for taking on the task of fixing it. A wiring diagram would probably will not help you much as they are very unlike a picture. (have one but it wont attach here) Your message was cut off but it sounds like you got the positive side figured out and need help with the ground. If you bought the generic auto parts store cables the ground cable should have come with all of the necessary leads to make the repair. in this case, one large wire from the battery to the engine block or a bracket on the block, and one smaller wire that should go to the car's sheet metal, usually on the fender near the battery. If your thief cut the cable close to battery there ought to be enough length to splice to new cable. If your new cable doesn't have the second smaller wire they gave you the wrong one. If your new ground cable does not have the second wire you can just buy a short piece of wire, splice it to the cut of end and run it over to the negative battery terminal, and connect to the clamp bolt with a ring terminal. Hope this helps..good luck : )

Jan 26, 2014 | Chevrolet Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Where is the fuel filter for 4.0 v6 cherokee located

  • Disconnect the negative battery cable and then remove the fuel tank cap to release fuel tank pressure. Remove the fuel pump relay from the PDC. Start the engine and allow it to run until it stops. Select any injector and unplug its connector.

  • 2

    Connect a jumper wire from an injector terminal to the positive battery terminal. Then, connect the other jumper wire to the other battery terminal. Briefly touch the end to the negative battery terminal.

  • 3

    Locate the fuel filter/pressure regulator near the front of the fuel tank, mounted to the body above the rear axle. Disconnect the fuel supply, fuel return and fuel pressure lines. Remove the mounting bolts and then the fuel filter/pressure regulator.

  • 4

    Attach the new fuel filter/pressure regulator to the body and tighten the bolts to 30 in-lbs. Reconnect the fuel supply, fuel return and fuel pressure lines. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Start the engine of your Jeep and check for leaks

  • good luck hope this helps

    Dec 04, 2010 | 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    1 Answer

    [09-29-10 at: 11:08p.m. I own a 1992 Acura Integra, hatchback 1.8L engine. Ran great, ALWAYS STARTED IMMEDIATELY, until today, when AFTER, I cleaned the corrosion off the POSITIVE battery terminal...

    There is always the chance that when removing your leads that one or both of them is no longer fitting tightly on the cable.

    On the other hand, since your battery is old enough to have had corrosion needing attention with a wire brush then perhaps it is TOO old and needs to be replaced.

    Sep 30, 2010 | 1992 Acura Integra Hatchback

    1 Answer

    Batter drains when it is off. just replaced the battery and negative cable. new negative cable only came with 2 wires whereas the original came with 3 wires. two of which ran to a connecter with two...

    yes becuase what you have don is one of the computers main components is not grounded do this take the tire you splice clean it off and ground it straight to the chassis and this should fix the problem hope this helps they are grounds to the computers

    Sep 14, 2010 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

    1 Answer

    Greetings..I got a 99 chevy Malibu,which several fuse slots in the fuse box not im planning to take it off and replace it with a new one ..whats the steps please ??

    like with most things, remove fuse box. then you have access to wires.if putting in a new box, just splice onto same color wires one at a time. but first remove negative battery terminal. be sure to make a good connection on the wires. you can do it!! GOOD LUCK TOOLMAN,

    Jan 23, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

    2 Answers

    Battery wire were cut and need to reconnect

    I would go to an electrical supply house and tell them what size wires that I wanted to connect. They sell a u-bolt that would work pretty well for splicing the big cable back together. You would have to tape it up with electrical tape.

    Aug 04, 2008 | 1996 Ford Explorer

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Logo

    Related Topics:

    32 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Jeep Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    82189 Answers

    Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland

    Level 3 Expert

    22382 Answers

    Kevin Daniels

    Level 3 Expert

    1455 Answers

    Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides