My wife took our Pilot in a couple of weeks ago for scheduled mx and they said she needed new battery and cables. Gave her an estimate of $500 for parts and labor. I decided to get new battery and cables and install myself. Advance Auto Parts checked computer and gave me a 26" positive cable and a 24" negative cable, each with a pigtail (crimp fusible link). Problem is, the replacement cables don't look like the originals. Original positive have two large cables (one to the starter solenoid and one to the power center, I'm surmising) and the negative has a short wire to the frame near the battery (8") and a long one to the engine block. I'm wondering what I have to do to make these replacement cables work. I can cut, strip, crimp wires if need be, but it looks like I might need a special terminal. Can you help?
Thanks in advance!
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 1:40 AM