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I had to slide the clip a bit to line it up (took some effort). fit it with bolt that was removed in step 8

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

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2003 Arc (and now also Aero!!) 9-5 wagon! | positive battery cable

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step 1
car on ramps

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 2
remove battery safety nut 13mm socket. Other end of saab strap slides out of bracket later on.

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 3
disconnect battery, negative first. 10mm socket

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 4
remove battery tray, 3 10mm bolts

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 5
remove first cable bracket I think 10mm

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 6
pull maxi fuses and small wire that connects to positive terminal (10mm)

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 7
slide the blue half down. i think. wear thick gloves!

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 8
Dress wound from step 7. Go back outside and remove bolt and positive cable retainer clip near auto trans dipstick, 13mm socket. put bolt back loosely for safekeeping

Last modified: Sep 23, 2014

step 9
picture from above brake fluid reservoir. no room to get bolt out! From the top, feed the new cable along the path of the original cable

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 10
under car. remove nut on starter motor, 13mm socket no extensions (no room for them)

Last modified: Sep 23, 2014

step 11
and 13mm nut on the alternator end (shown removed). it's the bolt on top, have to feel the original cable behind hoses to make sure you remove correct one. lower bolt at bottom of picture stays put.

Last modified: Sep 23, 2014

step 12
alternator end of original cable, doesn't look that great.

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 13
at first I connected new cable to starter very loosely so that you could twist the cable to reach the alternator. then tighten the alternator connection then lastly tighten the starter connection and get out from under the car, or change oil at this point

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 14
new cable has its own maxi fuse plastic connector. just slide the blue half back into the new black half.note the little nut from step 6 that was on the original cable is transferred to the new cable, new cable doesn't come with one (top of this picture)

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 15
attach metal bracket with 10mm bolt that was removed in step 5

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 16
I had to slide the clip a bit to line it up (took some effort). fit it with bolt that was removed in step 8

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 17
replace saab strap into new cable bracket

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 18
replace battery tray, 3 10mm bolts

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 19
I was charging my battery out of car for a good couple hours during this time. put battery back and secure with strap and 13mm bolt

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014

step 20
clean battery terminals and negative cable end. replace wire to top of positive battery terminal. connect + to battery first, - last

Last modified: Sep 22, 2014


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