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2000 5281 Battery Tender Plus connection

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself)' started by 460098, Jul 1, 2016.

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    I have a 2000 528i that we bought new, unfortunately I don't get to drive enough. I purchased a Battery Tender Plus with a quick disconnect. The pigtail has connectors that slip over the nut on the battery post. I tried to loosen the 10mm nut and it only comes up enough to loosen the terminal and appears to not come completely off.

    Can I simply clip out enough of the round connector eye to slip it under the nut and re-tighten or should I remove the nut completely to install that quick disconnect.
    Bruce Wayne Rasco
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    I'd be hard pressed to think that would be a problem, presumably all you need is enough metal-to-metal contact so the charger can, uh, charge. If you touch the connectors to where you want to put them and the charger's indicators show a proper connection and that it's charging, then presumably any connection with even more contact area should work fine too.

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