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Oct 15, 6:17pm - #300823 
Front Strut Bar Installation

Hey,

I have a quick question. I need to move the little red cap and that side of the terminal on the battery a bit to towards the left so that the Strut Bar can be installed. Can I just uncap the red thing and then unbolt it and then move it? Would I need to remove the other bolt first or something so that I do not shock myself?

I am just wondering how you guys did it.


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Oct 15, 6:35pm - #300824 
It's a good idea any time you are messing with the Positive (red) terminal to Remove the negative (black) terminal first.


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Oct 15, 6:44pm - #300825 
Originally Posted by SurgicalRizz
It's a good idea any time you are messing with the Positive (red) terminal to Remove the negative (black) terminal first.

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Oct 15, 6:46pm - #300826 
Originally Posted by unsceenTRD
Originally Posted by SurgicalRizz
It's a good idea any time you are messing with the Positive (red) terminal to Remove the negative (black) terminal first.


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Oct 15, 6:46pm - #300827 
Cool, thanks. Also, I am able to just loosen and then rotate the Positive terminal a bit towards the left side right? Or would I have to do something else before doing this?

And when I have those terminals off the battery, how should I hold them up? Cardboard or something?


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Oct 15, 6:48pm - #300828 
Originally Posted by Chelica815
Cool, thanks. Also, I am able to just loosen and then rotate the Positive terminal a bit towards the left side right? Or would I have to do something else before doing this?

And when I have those terminals off the battery, how should I hold them up? Cardboard or something?
Wrap a rag around them or something, and be sure to not touch the terminals with the bar.


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Oct 15, 7:06pm - #300829 
When talking about the terminals, are you talking about the knobs on the battery or the actual cables that I am not suppose to touch with the bar?


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Oct 15, 7:22pm - #300830 
Originally Posted by Chelica815
When talking about the terminals, are you talking about the knobs on the battery or the actual cables that I am not suppose to touch with the bar?
Just don't touch the bar to either.


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Oct 15, 7:23pm - #300831 
K, thanks!


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Oct 15, 7:27pm - #300832 
As long as the cables aren't connected to the battery there is no power running through them, if you disconnect the negative terminal there is no ground, as long as you don't touch the positive terminal and the frame of the car at the same time you are fine. Electricity needs a closed circuit to flow...I fell like a science teacher grin

As far as rotating the positive terminal I'm confused on what you mean, are you talking about the red cap on top of it or the actual metal terminal. the metal terminal needs to be tightened down all the way so that really can't be moved anywhere.


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Oct 15, 7:38pm - #300833 
yes. fir unbolt the black terminal and then loosen the red one and then you can just turn it to the direction you want it to go. thumbsup


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Oct 15, 7:40pm - #300834 
Not moved, just shift towards the side. The Front Strut bar is not clearing because the red cap on top of the Positive Terminal is placed towards the driver side and not sideway. This gives me no clearing room for my Strut bar to go across.

If I move it to the side, towards the passenger side, I will be able to get the bar across. You know the APR install guide here and how the red cap covering the positive terminal is towards the passenger side? Mine is not like that.


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Oct 15, 7:51pm - #300835 
what brand bar? and let me know how much it improves.

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Oct 16, 12:37am - #300836 
Originally Posted by GTQuentin
what brand bar? and let me know how much it improves.


Originally Posted by Chelica815
Not moved, just shift towards the side. The Front Strut bar is not clearing because the red cap on top of the Positive Terminal is placed towards the driver side and not sideway. This gives me no clearing room for my Strut bar to go across.

If I move it to the side, towards the passenger side, I will be able to get the bar across. You know the APR install guide here and how the red cap covering the positive terminal is towards the passenger side? Mine is not like that.


Read carefully, its an APR strut bar. Sold in ECelica store.

This is what it looks like:

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Oct 16, 12:54am - #300837 
Like that. So I just shift the red cap to the side right?


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Oct 16, 8:12am - #300838 
Originally Posted by Chelica815
Cool, thanks. Also, I am able to just loosen and then rotate the Positive terminal a bit towards the left side right? Or would I have to do something else before doing this?

And when I have those terminals off the battery, how should I hold them up? Cardboard or something?


Just loosen them slightly and turn them to the side,dont need to take them off

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Oct 16, 8:16am - #300839 
heres a pic

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Oct 16, 11:35am - #300840 
Originally Posted by sickcelica696
Originally Posted by Chelica815
Cool, thanks. Also, I am able to just loosen and then rotate the Positive terminal a bit towards the left side right? Or would I have to do something else before doing this?

And when I have those terminals off the battery, how should I hold them up? Cardboard or something?


Just loosen them slightly and turn them to the side,dont need to take them off


I don't need to take the Negative side off? I thought that it is best for me to always take the Neg. side off first before working on it.


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