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Q: battery cable is too short to reach battery connection. Had to replace the connection because it broke off and now cable to short

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Had to replace battery/cable connection because it broke off, To add new connector had to cut off the end of the cable and now its approx 1/2" to short to reach the battery

A: You can purchase battery terminal ends with...

You can purchase battery terminal ends with cables attached at most automotive part stores. You want to find the same gauge/thickness of wire or slightly larger.

Then you’ll need a lug or crimp fitting that matches the size of the cables to attach them together and a pair of heavy duty crimping pliers.

Another alternative is going to the dealer and trying to find a new harness.

If you feel like you need assistance with this, feel free to contact a certified mechanic who can help you with any of your battery needs.

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