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Old 05-29-2004, 17:24   #1 (permalink)
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G'day all,

Just wondering if anyone knows of a recommended auto electrician in Melbourne, preferably the south-eastern suburbs? I've been through a couple so far but all end up trying to rip me off. The most recent was a $100 quote to tighten 2 bolts.

I just need a thick battery cable to be extended and a new terminal attached. Doesn't sound like a job for the common soldering iron.

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Old 05-30-2004, 01:13   #2 (permalink)
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I knew it! There is no recommended auto electrician in the land.
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Try posting in the Asylum... ?
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Surely such a thing wouldn't be out of your abilities Jack?

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Old 05-30-2004, 02:36   #5 (permalink)
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I don't think I'm ready for an asylum just yet.

But the battery cable is very thick and I don't even think I have a tool to cut it let alone solder. My temporary home job nearly left me strandard last night so I'd better do something.
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buy a new cable?
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Old 05-30-2004, 02:53   #7 (permalink)
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I'll have to have a better look at it tomorrow. Will keep y'all posted.
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u mean the battery to starter cable?
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most mechanics can do a simple job like that..i took mine to one to get a new negative batt terminal put in. it costed me like 10 bucks
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I don't even remember. I bought a new battery which had the terminals in a different position, and one of them is a really tight stretch and the terminal on the cable is too big for the battery. I just need to extend that cable and put a smaller terminal bit.
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