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Old 12-03-2009, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The battery cover, necessary?

I just installed a quick connect cable for by BatteryMinder and it's sort of in the way of putting the black plastic battery cover back over the battery. Is it OK to leave that off indefinitely?

Or should I find a way to put it back on with the cable attached?

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I just installed a quick connect cable for by BatteryMinder and it's sort of in the way of putting the black plastic battery cover back over the battery. Is it OK to leave that off indefinitely?

Or should I find a way to put it back on with the cable attached?

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I just cut a small hole in the front of my battery cover and pulled the quick-connector through it.
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The battery cover is needed to stop the trunk contents from coming into contact with the battery terminals.
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You can put contents in the trunk?
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You can put contents in the trunk?
Or malcontents.
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I removed my cover when I got an Optima Red Top back in February. It makes hooking it up to the battery tender a little easier. I've had no problems, although the car has seen very little rain.
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Got my car in February.
Took the battery cover soon after and never put it back since. It makes it easier to unbolt the battery when i leave the car 2 or 3 weeks on its own.
I use it everyday no matter the weather.

Never had a problem.
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I put in a braille battery about a year ago and removed the battery cover. I don't put metal objects that may short the battery near the battery. Haven't had an issue. I don't think it's necessary.
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Water leaks through my tail lights a bit when washing/rinsing. Not enough to hurt anything, I just remove the carpet & dry everything off. If you have a similar problem then you may get water on those bat terminals.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Decided to put it back, made a little hole for the cable, worked out great, except it really is a pain to get that cover on right.

Funny, the tool I used to make the hole was from 4 years ago, I was making an Elise RC Car and got the round blade tool for that, never imagined just a few years later I would be using in on my real Exige

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