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Battery cable harness upgrade

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ironworker125, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Jan 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    Ironworker125

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    Where can I find an upgraded battery to starter harness to buy. I have a 2003 Tacoma 2.7 4x4. Thanks
     
  2. Jan 18, 2020 at 12:39 PM
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    Wyoming09

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    Have some one Make one.

    Just a matter of crimping the correct lugs on heavier cable.

    I use 1/0 welding cable
     
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  3. Jan 18, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    otis24

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    It’s super easy just to make your own.
    Where do you live? Maybe someone nearby has a crimper that can lend a hand.
    I have a hydraulic one if you happen to be in Northern CA.
     
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  4. Jan 18, 2020 at 2:51 PM
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    I live in Texas. Just put another motor in and new starter. Starter will not engage. Battery terminals are bad, I’ll try new ones to see if that helps.
     
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    I know @Mr.PowerTrays makes them
     
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    Welcome to TW!

    As the other two mentioned, really straight forward making your own however if you'd rather just order something, take a look at this thread - specifically, 2nd post.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/big-3-wire-upgrade-question.488281/

    I've used CEAutoElectricSupply before and they are top notch. If you have direct questions about their offerings, reach out to them.

    :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jan 18, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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    Thank you
     
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  8. Jan 18, 2020 at 3:10 PM
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  9. Jan 19, 2020 at 8:45 AM
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    Napa Auto parts will actually make you one any size and cable gauge, any length.
    I had one made that went from the battery to the alternator for 15.00.
    Both ends crimped and heat wrapped.
    In Denver they do anyway.
     
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  10. Jan 19, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    Glad you cleared up at your store.

    Not sure I trust any I deal with not to have to order the lugs
     
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  11. Jan 19, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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    You just replaced the engine and starter and you're suspecting the problem is the cables? Hmm...
     

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