Cost to replace battery cables

Tiny
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I have a 1997 Honda Civic HX 4-Cyl. 1.6L VTEC-E, mileage is 93,800

The other day while in town my civic would not start so I had it towed to the honda dealer. The dealer diagnosed the problem as bad battery cables (they were the originals). When I got the bill I was shocked at the labor cost. I am not to upset with the cost of the cables. What would be an appropiate cost to diagnose and replace battery cables?
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Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 AT 6:39 PM

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Tiny
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You should have change it yourself, then again I don't know whether you're a man or a woman- in today's auto technology parts and labor can skyrocket-some people don't believe on using the parts and labor guide-its jungle rules out there worst than gouging--

Assumming its me doing the diagnostics-I will charge you just looking at it @ $75.00 first 30 mins. While drinking coffee without special tools and testing equipment. No am just joking-you didn't mentioned the cost

I would atleast charge you for the cables close to $20.00 and me turning the wrench another $25.00 and again some repairs you need to grow tentacles just to get to the starter or remove the engine to get there. It really depends on the situation.

In conclusion its expensive now a days-
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Friday, April 6th, 2007 AT 6:58 AM

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