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Hi guys, the wire around the positive terminal on my 09 accord, corroded and broke off. I took off the positive terminal black cap and cut off the copper stub left connected to the positive terminal cables. There was two cables connected to this piece of copper a black and a white cable. my problem is they seem to be very short to bolt on a new positive terminal. is there a solution to my problem something I can do to fix myself. Or should I just call triple a and tow to the dealership.
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Hi guys, the wire around the positive terminal on my 09 accord, corroded and broke off. I took off the positive terminal black cap and cut off the copper stub left connected to the positive terminal cables. There was two cables connected to this piece of copper a black and a white cable. my problem is they seem to be very short to bolt on a new positive terminal. is there a solution to my problem something I can do to fix myself. Or should I just call triple a and tow to the dealership.
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Do you have any pictures?

The dealership will likely just replace the entire positive side cable. You could splice, but a new cable would likely be better.

Scott C.
 

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Wow... I replace my battery a year ago with what i have in my sig... Note!!! Honda terminals are a wee over-sized for US batteries. I replaced my Ground to body with a 12" that had a bigger head for the terminal, and fit US SAE batteries like a glove.

As for the positive I got a cap or shim to fit in between for a good fit. Usually you do not get corrosion, unless there is a crack in the battery case.
 

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Replaced my orginal battery last summer (2013) with no problems. (Walmart Maxx) Usually battery corrosion starts to build up when the battery is on its way out.
 

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Finally decided to call triple A and tow it to the dealership, cost free. They assessed that would cost $330 for parts(actual cost is $25) labor and taxes to replace the whole positive terminal wire. I bought my own after-market battery. Accords original battery suck, do not recommend Honda battery or anything electrical! Accord positive terminal battery wire is badly designed and has a enormous repairing cost. I am very unhappy with my Honda Accord, I dont believe anymore accord is reliable at least 2009 accord lx-p.
 

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@tony: Sorry to hear you are having trouble with your 5 year-old original battery. Part of maintenance is that you are supposed to check your battery and cables from time to time and use a protectorant to prevent/inhibit corrosion.

Tony, where do you live? In Arizona, batteries last about 2 years because of the heat.

But no matter where you live, lifting the hood from time to time and checking your fluid levels and conditions is a good thing to do. Whenever I see corrosion starting on a cable or battery post, I clean everything up with baking soda, water, and an old toothbrush.
 
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