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Battery Cables for Cars, Trucks and Jeeps:

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1987-99 F250 & F350

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1994 - 1998 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 5.9L Cummins

1998 - 2002 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 5.9L Cummins

2003 - 2007 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 5.9L Cummins

2007 - 2009 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 6.7L

GM Cables

Project Snow Leopard FJ dual battery set

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Jeep battery cable installation and starter molded connector modification. 

Note: This is provided for information only. Perform at your own risk. If you are inexperienced, get help from an experienced technician.

The stock Jeep positive cable has a large molded connector that has both the battery cable (the battery +) and the start solinoid wire molded into one.  It makes it easy to hook up the wires, but impossible to replace just the battery cable without modification. 
In addition, some Jeeps have a negative "Y" cable with one side going to the block and the other goes to another large molded connector at the back of the alternator.  Once again that makes it impossible to replace the cable without buying the entire expensive assembly from Jeep or making some sort of modification.
Important: Always use appropriate safety measures (safety glasses, jack stands, etc). Use the correct tools for the job.

The starter mod:

1) Disconnect both battery cables, removing the negative battery terminal first, being careful not to short out battery. Always disconnect ground cable first and connect it last. See our Battery Cable Tips and Tricks page for more info.
2) Separate the battery cables from the wiring harness by carefully cutting any tape holding it to the wire harness.
3) Jack up the Jeep enough to get to the starter.
4) Remove the nuts holding the molded connector to the starter. 
5) Cut the small wire as close as possible to the molded connector
6) Strip the end of the wire and crimp a new "blue" (16-14 ga) ring terminal on the end of the small wire and heat shrink (use heat gun or blow dryer).
7) Replace small wire on the starter and replace nut.
8) Disconnect the wire going from positive battery terminal to the under-hood fuse block at the fuse block and alternator if wire also goes there and new alternator wire is included in kit.
9) Remove the old positive cable from the vehicle (there should not be anything connected to it)
10) Connect the new positive battery cable to the starter making sure to use the starter lug cover.
11) Route the positive cable to the battery being careful to avoid any hot or moving parts that could damage the cable.
12) Connect positive cable to battery and to the fuse block.
13) If an alternator wire is included with your kit, connect it from alternator to fuse block.
14) Remove and replace negative cable following the same basic procedure (seperate from harness, remove from block and inner fender, replace) - use the "Y" kit if needed. See Jeep Y cable modification
15) Using electrical tape, loom or wire ties, secure any hanging or dangling wires away from hot or moving parts. Neatness counts.
16) Lastly, connect the negative battery terminal being careful not to short out battery with wrench. 

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Don't see the cable you wanted here?  I'd be happy to build a cable to your specifications.  Go to the Custom Orders page for more information.   

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