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Subject: Batteries !
>From: "Drew Boggs (dboggs)" <email@example.com>
>Looked at the battery last week, and decided to clean the positive and
>negative posts. Took the leads off the terminals, and they both crumbled in
>my hand. %$^& ! ! ! So, after rigging them back together, I committed an
>"Audi Felony" and inquired at the local dealer (Sunset Imports) about new
>battery wires. OUCH ! $104.00 for the positive and $ 44 for the negative.
The negative wire might just cost a whole $5 - terminal, wire, big ground
lug and all, any length you need at any old auto parts store. The positive
terminal can be replaced with a clamp-on style (2 x 7/16" bolts hold a
clamp which goes over the cleaned and stripped back end of the positive -
red - wire). Same source as the universal ground cable.
That's $6.29, plus your local taxes.
Now lemmeesee, $6.29 (plus tax) subtracted from $148 leaves enough for a
new battery and internet access for the next year, and a nice christmas
card for me . . .