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Cannot re attach the cables to new battery stem. The pos side has a 3 piece bolt? How do you attach it?

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Hi, Sir its sounds like you've gotten the wrong Battery for your make and model,Plus Engine Size and Factory Specs Recommendation.I would take it back and get the correct battery,you should'nt need to modify how your Cables Attach to your Battery.

Sometines the Battery Case can vary but the Battery Posts and cables should be able to interchange.

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