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1994 Jaguar XJ Series Replace a battery terminal

Replace a battery terminal yourself

Replace a battery terminal instead of the entire battery cable

A car battery terminal can corrode from battery acid and the corrosion can cause very high resistance that prevents your alternator from properly charging your battery, Corrosion can also eat away at the terminal making it impossible to tighten. If you can’t clean the corrosion or tighten the terminal, you must replace a battery terminal. Tou can replace the entire battery cable, but that can be costly and time-consuming. Or you can just replace the car battery terminal itself.

Three types of battery terminals

Plate battery terminal

This is the cheapest type. To install it, just use a hacksaw to cut

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Plate-style battery terminal. The cable gets squashed under the plate. This is the cheapest style but is most prone to corrosion

off the old terminal. Then strip the insulation off the cable and insert the cable under the plate and tighten the bolts. These terminals are cheap and they work, but they’re not the best choice because the plate doesn’t contact all the wires. So you don’t get the best conductivity.

Since the current only flows through a portion of the wire and terminal, you get hot spots and that reduces starting power. The open design exposes the copper strands to the elements so they corrode and reduce conductivity even further.

Crimp battery terminal

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Crimp-style battery terminal

Shops often use these to replace your factory battery terminals because they’re easy to install and provide the best electrical contact. But you need a special crimping tool to fasten them to the battery cable.

Compression battery terminal

This is the type I like but you’ll have to shop around a bit to find them. If you can’t find them, click on this link for more information. It’s the best for DIYers because it doesn’t require special tools and it provides the best electrical connection.

Buy the terminal to fit your battery cable wire gauge. Depending on the size of the engine, your battery cables will be 4, 6, 8-gauge. Then make sure you buy the proper polarity terminal—positive or negative. While you’re at the auto parts store, buy a small piece of heat shrinkable tubing to fit around the cable insulation and protect the cable from corrosion.

Steps to replace a battery terminal

Step #1 Disconnect the terminals and remove the ends

Remove the negative battery terminal first, then the positive terminal. If the copper cable is molded into the old terminal, cut off the terminal with a hacksaw. If the cable was crimped onto the terminal, try unbending the crimp.

Step #2 Clean the copper wire strands with a wire brush to remove corrosion

Use a wire brush to clean up the wire strands until they’re bright. Then slide the heat shrinkable tubing onto the battery cable, followed by the compression nut.

Step #3 Insert the cable into the new terminal

Next, push the copper strands into the new terminal making sure no strands get caught.

Step #4 Tighten the compression nut

Hold the compression nut with a wrench while you screw on the terminal. Continue tightening until the compression nut is hard to turn. Finish the job by sliding the heat shrinkable tubing over the connection and shrinking it with a heat gun. The heat will shrink the tubing and activate the sealing adhesive.

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Quick Compression Brand Battery Terminal

Step by step installation of compression style battery terminal using QuickCable's Quick Compression brand terminal

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New battery terminals using QuickCable’s Quick Compression terminals

Compression terminals are a bit harder to find. NAPA stores carry the Quick Compression brand terminal made by QuickCable shown here.

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Electrical Upgrade: Battery Cable Kit Recommendations?


Vehicle: 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport

I am looking for some people in the forum that make upgrade kits.
My alternator is on it's way out, due to water crossings.
This will be my second alternator in as many years.
So I just relocated my alternator to the AC spot up top.
Figured this would be a good time to upgrade to a 160A alternator since I have to by a new one anyways. I have a winch and accessories that could benefit from the 160 amps, rather than the 117A oem alternator.
Which leads be to the wiring.

I will need to upgrade cables and fuses, most likely 2 gauge.
They are old as it is it could use replacing, and with a 160A Alternator upgrading to heavier gauge will be a necessity.
I remember there were some people in these forums that made some wiring kits; with the cables, fuses and military terminals.
Did a search, couldn't track done anyone with recent activity in the forums.

So if any of you have some recommendations of people that make the kits, I am open to suggestions.
I don't have the time to be making them myself right now, and would rather just buy the kit from someone that does good work, and is a forum member rather than a big company.

Thank you for your time.


Last edited by F.N.G.; December 16th, 2015 at 03:57.

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[xj] positive battery cable

I can’t answer you question, Doug. However, I remind you that even if you
find a new OEM cable it may well have gone through a couple design revisions
in the last 18 years and may not look like the original.

I’ve come across this a number of times. For example, new hoses for the
A.I.R. Pump system are still available under the original part numbers but
are now made from a different material and are bright blue instead of black.

I’d just hate to see you go through heck and high water and end up with
something that isn’t what you were looking for.

Hopefully Greg Wells or one of the other parts guys will see your post and
chime in.

Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA
1987 Ser III XJ6
1988 XJS V12

My question is whether there is really any difference in the positive
battery cable between a Series I or II and a Series III car? Differences
would include not just the length and gauge of the wire, but also the
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of the battery end and cover.

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