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#11 Old 11-27-2012, 09:47 AM
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Pretty common problem, when putting on the new end be sure to slather that baby in dielectric grease.

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#12 Old 11-25-2013, 02:25 PM
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So I had this very same problem, this was after my battery died (checked it at Autozone and determined it doesn't charge anymore). When I placed the new battery the negative terminal was pretty loose, fully tighten up, I put a piece of aluminum to make it tight, the positive was also loose but you can just simply replace it with a brass spare by removing one bolt. the negative however is crimped to the cable you have to do cut it, strip the cable and apply a crimping terminal and voila.

I agree on the bad design from OEM, both terminals only make contact with the post like 50% of the surface, anything happens and it won't make good contact anymore.
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#13 Old 11-25-2013, 02:58 PM
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i found mines got a small nail driven between the clamp and post.... I agree factory clamps are a bit iffy ....

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#14 Old 11-25-2013, 03:34 PM
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I replaced the positive with one of these

(not gold plated) still trying to find one good for the negative, perhaps I'll just cut it and use one of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sound-Quest-...item3a83d9dbc7
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#15 Old 11-25-2013, 03:42 PM
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You can wrap a sleeve of any conductive metal around the battery post, and go that way indefinitely. Cheap solution that works.

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