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Battery cables burned

Hey yall on my batteries it looks like my passenger side pos bat cables are burned. Same thing with my neg driver side. I'm gonna check the grounds and starter connections once it stops raining in Virginia. So am i gonna have to replace the cables that are burned? Also iv been lookin at those gold plated square lookin battery terminal connectors. Any reviews on those?

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If by mean the gold plated square connectors with the allen wrench tightening connections. Personally I'd stay away from those. I have read that they split & break real easily. I rebuilt my cables by soldering on 3/8 eyes & using military/marine style connectors. That's tried & tested that has worked very well for me & many others.

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Yeah I decided to just get the autocraft corrosion protection ones because I read similar reviews as you did. I also cut the cables where the corrosion started and i just gotta connect the pass side bat now... Got busy with some previously arranged engagements

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That's what I did, cut back to where the corrosion was less & soldered the copper terminals on. I need to heat shrink them one of these days but real life keeps getting in the way.

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Yeah I have a lot of life getting in the way especially with a week old newborn girl lol. I think I'm just going to electrical tape the exposed wires instead of heat shrink. its easier but I wonder now if the adhesive would get all up in there when it starts getting hot

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In my experience 33+ by 3M holds up pretty well, I guess you could use splicing tape as well.

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Thanks for the tip

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