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Battery Terminals

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Lars, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Jan 10, 2017 at 4:06 PM
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    Lars

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    I want to replace the battery terminals on my 2010.
    I got the Ground side done but before cutting any of the leads on the power side I noticed the leads are too short.

    How have y'all gone about that? Replace the leads from both the starter and alternator?

    Help please.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2017 at 4:35 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Tint, molded mud flaps Gooseneck hitch next.
    Splice more cable or buy new cable.
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2017 at 4:57 PM
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    Lars

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    If I splice in more cable, you're talking something like this?

    https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Splice-Line-Gel-Splice-Connector/dp/B008KMKESI

    Or did you have something else in mind? Buying new cable, would be replacing the leads from the starter, alternator, and fuse box to the battery terminal I'm guessing?
     
  4. Jan 10, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    I would go to an electrical supply store, buy the same size wire and splice, and then some heat shrink to finish up the job.
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    Lars

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    I was planning on it. Just making sure I was heading down the right path on what you meant by splice.

    I was initially thinking..... "How the @!#$ am I going to heat 2/0 AWG wire enough to solder a butt splice together." :)
     
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