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Tip and Tricks for installing battery terminal covers.
Tips and Tricks for installing Battery Terminal Covers The most
important thing to remember is BE CAREFUL. The covers can be
a little tricky to install. Just be patient. Donít get in a
hurry or try to force it. Don't use too much force or the plastic
cover will tear.
Method 1 -- This is the easiest way if the cable does not have
a large aux wire. If the cable is not installed, start
at the opposite end from the battery terminal. Simply
slide the cover on from the lug end. Use a heat gun or hair
dryer to warm up the cover (it makes them more flexible) if
necessary. You can also try putting some soap and water
on the cable to lubricate it. Add more heat and/or soap
as needed. Slide the cover up the cable until it
is in the correct position
Method 2 -- This method is more difficult than #1 but the
only way for cables with large aux wires or flag terminals in
the middle of the cable. Remove the terminal bolt. Heat
the round, cable-end of the terminal cover with a heat gun until
it becomes flexible. Donít heat it too much or it will
melt. Stretch it over the bolt end of the battery terminal.
Roll the cover over the terminal. Continue rolling until
the cover is ďinside outĒ and past the heat shrink. Now
roll it the other way, until itís ďright-side-outĒ and slide
it over the terminal. Again, add more heat or soap
as needed as you work the cover on. This should enable
you to completely cover the terminal end.
Some times I put the cover over a pair of pliers and stretch
it a little before attempting to put it on the cable. Be careful
with the amount of heat that you use on these items. Iíve melted/burned
a few in my day.
Be very careful with the heat gun. Donít burn yourself or others.
Donít use the heat gun around flammables. Donít set the
heat gun down on anything that will burn. BE CAREFUL.
DON"T GET HURT OR BURN ANYTHING.