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Unread 07-16-2018, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default Do I need to replace the cable?

I had the terminal end of my main power (red) cable that attaches to the positive of my battery pack erode and break off this last weekend on my 48V 2011 Precedent.

I had a cable end that I was able to crimp (not the best crimp) on and get it back to my place, but am looking for a more permanent and higher quality solution.

1. Should I be replacing the entire cable? If so, what gauge cable should I use? I have some 4 gauge cable that I ordered to make my own cables should any of them ever need replacing. But, it looks like the stock cable "may" be 6 gauge (I am not 100% sure). Would it be better to upgrade to 4 or leave as is with the 6?

2. Or should I just add a new terminal end with a better crimp and heat shrink?

3. The cable end had a piggyback spade terminal coming off of it that wasn't attached to anything. What is this for and when I add my new cable or new terminal to the current cable, should I be adding a piece of wire and a similar spade terminal on again?

4. If I need to replace the cable, how do I get to it? I am guessing that I am going to need to take the batteries out? Because without a lot of digging, I could not really see where the red cable was coming from.

The cart is at my lake place 70 miles away, so I want to be as prepared as I can next weekend when I head out there.

Thank you in advance for any help (I would love to see some pictures of how this red cable attaches inside).
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Unread 07-16-2018, 03:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Do I need to replace the cable?

1. Better off replacing the whole cable, 4ga is better than the stock 6. Be sure to use a 5/16Ē ring connector and you can crimp or solder. Shrink wrap is recommended but not 100% necessary.

2. See #1

3. The pig tail is for a factory voltage reducer, you donít need it on the new cable. If you install a reducer you can put a ring terminal on the wire and attach directly to the battery post on top of the cable you are replacing.

4. It goes to the solenoid and can be accessed from underneath if that is easier than pulling the two middle batteries.
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Unread 07-16-2018, 04:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Do I need to replace the cable?

Take an extra 5/16" ring connector for 12ga wire with you.

The other end of the red cable where it connects to the Solenoid also has a "Combo Crimp" for the Tow/Run switch power wire.
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Default Re: Do I need to replace the cable?

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Take an extra 5/16" ring connector for 12ga wire with you.



The other end of the red cable where it connects to the Solenoid also has a "Combo Crimp" for the Tow/Run switch power wire.


Good catch Sergio, I forgot about that one.
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Unread 07-19-2018, 10:22 AM   #5
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Default Re: Do I need to replace the cable?

Thanks guys! I think I will replace the cable with the new 4 gauge cable that I just received this week.

Do you guys think it is easier to remove the batteries or go underneath? I do have a 6" lift, so it does sit up halfways high. But, it does not seem like it would be that hard to remove the batteries either.
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