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Anyone know how to remove the battery bolts?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject:  Anyone know how to remove the battery bolts? Reply with quote

When i bought my yellow top friday, i tried to remove this postitive bolt.



I wanted to add an extended one sold at auto zone so i could add my fog light and HID positive wires to the end similar to this.



But it wouldnt come out no matter what i did so i ended up doing this.



How do i get the bolts out?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:32 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I carefully took a razor blade to the plastic on the engine side of the bolt (not the side in contact with the battery and put 4 small, evenly spaced slits in it. The battery post then slips right out. Put the new on in it's place and you are good to go.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:05 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IIRC, the bolt doesn't come out of the factory cables...you can carefully cut the bolt out, buy an aftermarket cable that has a separate bolt, cut the whole terminal off and replace it, or just keep it the way you set it up. Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have replace my battery cable bolts without cutting anything. Warm the plastic up slightly and use a couple of screwdrivers to carefully pry the plastic back off of the metal and pop the bolt out.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

A pair of plyers always works fine for me. I replace the bolts whenever I replace a battery anyway though.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:46 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Personally, I never attach anything right at the bat terminal anymore. Doing so just seems to cause or accelerate corrosion. I connect to the remote positive, which usually has a nice long post (bolt)... the same one you're supposed to use for jump starting.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:56 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Personally, I never attach anything right at the bat terminal anymore. Doing so just seems to cause or accelerate corrosion. I connect to the remote positive, which usually has a nice long post (bolt)... the same one you're supposed to use for jump starting.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

whitelightnin04MC wrote:
firestorm wrote:
Personally, I never attach anything right at the bat terminal anymore. Doing so just seems to cause or accelerate corrosion. I connect to the remote positive, which usually has a nice long post (bolt)... the same one you're supposed to use for jump starting.


^THIS^


I was also wondering why you were not doing this...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Ok thanks guys, i guess ill try to pry it out with some plyers. I would do what firestorm said but the wires aren't long enough to reach.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ZSPOT wrote:
A pair of plyers always works fine for me.

I haven't tried it with the Impala yet (don't see why it would matter though), but that's how I do it too. I just had both mine out the other night on the GMC because I wanted to take the covers off and clean the terminals and also sneak my trickle charger wires up both sides. Was a little bit of a pain, but didn't turn out too bad at all Cool

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