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I am starting this thread because I needed to replace my mangled factory positive terminal on my battery (thanks PO) and I couldn't find the size of the cables that connect to that terminal.

See this thread: http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120034

My connector wouldn't tighten even with a lead shim underneath it. I replaced the battery last spring and noticed it was loose about a month ago while doing some other upgrades.

Enough back story. There are 3 wires on the positive terminal. A number 2, 4 and 8 AWG wires. I am glad I bought a range of sizes.

I put a military style connector and cover for its durability and ease of adding additional connectors.
 

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I like that, it's nice & clean. Where did you source that positive terminal replacement connector. It looks quite clean for additional positive connections.
 

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I found the "military style" connectors on several sources, but a local place actually had just the positive and cover. Where most other places I had to buy both sides and the covers cost more than the terminals.

Here is the place I purchased all the lugs and terminals from:

http://www.remybattery.com/

Pretty good place and fast shipping as they have a office about a hour away, but their main location is in Milwaukee.

I didn't solder the connectors after lots of debate on that. I have read good and bad regarding soldering and that's a different discussion in itself.

I crimped them with a hydraulic crimper and then used 12mm 3-1 marine shrink tube.

I did not replace the battery cables either as I didn't feel there was a need to. I simply cut the old connector off with a dremel to preserve as much length as possible.
 

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I found the "military style" connectors on several sources, but a local place actually had just the positive and cover. Where most other places I had to buy both sides and the covers cost more than the terminals.

Here is the place I purchased all the lugs and terminals from:

http://www.remybattery.com/

Pretty good place and fast shipping as they have a office about a hour away, but their main location is in Milwaukee.

I didn't solder the connectors after lots of debate on that. I have read good and bad regarding soldering and that's a different discussion in itself.

I crimped them with a hydraulic crimper and then used 12mm 3-1 marine shrink tube.

I did not replace the battery cables either as I didn't feel there was a need to. I simply cut the old connector off with a dremel to preserve as much length as possible.
They make manual versions of those crimpers as well (vs. hydraulic). They're about the size of small bolt cutters! But if you don't have either of those tools, and don't want to solder (not good if there will be ANY mechanical strain at all), the this is a tough way to go. (if you can get them crimped on however, this is great).
 
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