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Old 06-01-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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i just finished hooking up my amp install kit and everything went smoothly. the only problem i have left is how to hook up the power cable to the battery. my battery only has posts on the sides and they look sort of confusing.



what do i need to do/buy to connect the ring of my power cable to this battery?
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you need an o-ring to connect the power wire to the battery bolt...you may need to cut a notch in the red rubber so that it will fit and screw back together easily.
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That'* it? it'* safe to cut back the rubber a little?

I have the O connecting ring that crimps onto the power wire but most of the installs i looked up in this forum either have weird adapters or posts on the top of the battery too.

should the ring connector for the 4 gauge power line go on the inside of the wire already there or outside it?
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This is usually what is used for connecting power or ground wires to GM style side post batteries:

http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/ROCCPSMB

This is meant to replace the 5/16 "bolt" that secures the battery cable. However, it looks as if you have two cables connected to the battery. I'm not sure is it will work in your application though.
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http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/ROCCPSMBL

i have no idea what that second wire is. the above bolt says it is for 2-3 oem rings and an additional one.
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That'* the one. Pick yourself up one of those babies and you'll be good to go. I doubt that you will have to order this part. You'll probably find it for sale at most larger auto parts store or any audio shop in your area.
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Thay also make longer stock style bolts, if you don't eant all that extra brass sticking out from your battery....
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alright thanks.
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yes just get the part shown above. then take the screw out of you stock connector an install the new one into the battery. then you unscrew the screw on the end and add you extra wire to it. you will be all good. just make sure when you pull the old screw out that the new one makes contact with the metal inside the rubber. if not you will just smash the rubber and not get a good connection. you mat have to cut the rubber back with a razor knife to get good contact.
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i went to autozone and got one of these the other day but haven't had a chance to put it on yet, thanks for the how-to, i wasn't quite sure how it went together.
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