We get asked quite often about this, so we decided to give you some Tips and Tricks, along with some photos to show you what we mean!
The most important thing remember is BE CAREFUL!
Method 1 — this is the easier of the two ways to do it
Use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm the cover (it makes them more flexible) then simply slide the cover on from the lug end.
Don’t get it too hot or it will melt or burn.
Using a little soap and water to lubricate the cable will help slide the cover into place.
Add more heat and/or soap as needed.
Method 2 — This method is more difficult. First step is to remove the terminal bolt.
Don’t heat it too much or it will melt.
4) Continue until the cover is “inside out” and past the heat shrink.
Be careful with the amount of heat that you use on these items. I’ve melted or burned several learning how to do this.If all else fails, put the cover over a pair of pliers and stretch it a little before attempting to put it on the cable.
Be very careful with the heat gun. Don’t burn yourself or others. Don’t use the heat gun around flammables. Don’t set the heat gun down on anything that will burn or melt.