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Changing battery connector

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    On the Jimmy it uses the bolt on style connector for the battery, the ones that connect to the side of the battery box. I want to convert it to use the top post connectors.
    Besides new battery ends, solder, and torch, is there anything else I need to do the job? Should I replace the battery cable too?

    Thanks. Suggestions?
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    if the cable restrips clean your cables prolly alright... meaning no green corrosion, etc...

    pick up some nice heavy shrink tube for the new connections...
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

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    Thanks, I will get some shrink tube when I look for the battery connectors!
     
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    For 2.99,you can buy a pair of "top post to side post" adapters at most any parts store..they are cheesy,but I have them on my 79 C10 and the van,and they do work..have to keep them clean though..your cables might be too short after cutting off the side post ends to reach the posts on your new battery..check first before cutting if you decide to do it the "right,but harder" way..
     

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