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Unread 02-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Replacing battery (+) wires, need a suggestion

I'm planning to replace both of the positive wires coming off from the battery to the starter and to the PDC. I noticed there are 2 eyelets on the end of the wire going into the PDC. I've checked my local auto parts store and they only have single eyelet ends. do you guys have any suggestions on how should I go about replacing this wire with the double eyelets?

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Unread 02-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #2
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are you talking they have eyelets on both ends of the wire? They do make them. In my zj I needed a 12" one. Most of the box stores have them but dont list them by vehicle...
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Unread 02-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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See how this guy uses 2 cables. http://custombatterycables.com/appli...ler_cables.htm (no experience with his product, just saw it online)
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Unread 02-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #4
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Just go to a single heavy duty lug that fits on one of the studs.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 05:41 PM   #5
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yes, i'm talking about this connection at the PDC. This photo is from a 2000 wrangler. On my 95 YJ, the studs at the PDC is in the vertical position.

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Unread 02-04-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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I put the opening on the bottom stud, and pushed it up as far as i could and tightened the top nut on the top of the end snugly.

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Unread 02-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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im gonna have to do this as well... new battery as well as postitive and ground wires
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Unread 02-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #8
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See how this guy uses 2 cables. http://custombatterycables.com/appli...ler_cables.htm (no experience with his product, just saw it online)
Problem though is our YJs are verticle instead of horizonal.
This also from that web site.


The fuse block wire is 4 gauge wire with a singe hole heavy duty 90 end. The wire is a heavier gauge than the factory wire for reduced voltage drop. If you have the factory 2-hole connector you may need to fabricate a jumper. Some guys just cut the old connector off and use it for a jumper.

This would be really easy to do.
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