How To Replace Your Battery Terminal Connectors (With Video)

Updated on February 26, 2020
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Hardlymoving writes about do-it-yourself automobile maintenance on various makes and models.

Replace Your Battery Terminals
Replace Your Battery Terminals

This video will show you how to replace your battery terminal connectors and repair the frayed battery cable ends with new copper lug connectors.

The existing lead terminal connectors on this 3000 GT looked beat up, worn, and ugly, and we wanted to replace them and get them looking like factory originals. Once I installed and crimped the lug connector, I sealed it from future contamination with heat-shrink sleeves. The new terminal clamp connectors were made of copper, with color-coded plastic black (-) and red (+) protective caps.

Parts and Specialty Tools Used

  • CRC 05023 Battery Cleaner with Acid Indicator (11 oz by weight)
  • (Kit) 8-Piece Copper Battery Terminals Negative and Positive Car Battery Cable Terminal Clamps Connectors with Heavy Duty Copper Ring Terminal Assortment
  • Ratchet Terminal Crimping Plier Tool for 14-2 AWG (Similar to 2.5-16 mm²)
  • (Kit) 450 Piece Electrical Insulated Wire Connectors & Heat Shrink Tubing
  • Terminal Cleaning Brush

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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