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Old 08-18-2015, 08:49 AM   #1
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Default hello, new to site. Questions on battery cable

I have a 2000 sl2. I am having issues with battery cables keeping connection. The positive terminal has 2 cables connected. Anyone who I have asked about this is stumped. It has both and red and black cable connected to positive side. I am not sure why and what to do about this. I have had to replace the post with a bolt in order to keep some sort of connection. ANY ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:50 AM   #2
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Welcome to Saturnfans.com!

My positive terminal looks different than that, but I have a first generation S-series (1993 SW2). That's an interesting solution for the terminal. Did you do that because you needed more length, or because the old one stripped? If the latter, you can get replacement terminal posts at your FLAPS (friendly local auto parts store).

You will get more luck if you post your question in the S-series tech forum as many more people will see it.

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Old 08-18-2015, 12:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: hello, new to site. Questions on battery cable

As suggested, repost in the S-series tech forum where more members can contribute or remain here with whatever suggestions are given. The extra (black) cable attached to the red battery terminal may be an aftermarket addition - auxiliary power to something you have in your car that isn't stock unless its a second cable connected to the starter. There may be problems down the road if this connection works loose from the tight confinement area and normal engine/road vibrations rattling the connection. If this black cable isn't needed and goes nowhere, disconnecting it will put less strain on the battery terminal. If its needed, perhaps combining the two cables into one battery terminal lug can be a cleaner set up and replacing the bolt with the correct bolt can prevent damaging the battery. Since side terminal batteries suffer more damage from overtightening, a damaged side terminal adds to problems. Your battery cable connections are not normal. Normal is one large cable/lug per side.

It shouldn't be difficult to trace the black cable once all battery cables are disconnected and battery removed for better viewing of cable routing.

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