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$750 for positive battery cable... wtf?

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by KenL, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. 99WhiteC5Coupe

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    Something is not quite right.

    The OP did not provide the year, make and model of his vehicle - but did post in the 3rd generation forum.

    I checked on a price for the OEM positive battery cable for my 2015 Ford Expedition Limited 4x4. The Ford list price was $465.89, with an available purchase price of $279.73.

    I know this is expensive - but not the $550 that the OP stated (plus labor).

    Ford also issued a TSB with Information on how to replace the terminal wiring connector, and not the entire wiring harness. The OEM connector is very inexpensive, and a good alternative to replacing the harness.
     
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    A 750 piece of wire is sort of like when a laptop has a proprietary cable and there are not any any generics. So they can charge you a much higher price than it's worth. or the printer ink that can cost you $25 a cartridge and get it refilled for a buck.
     
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    I ditched HP years ago for that reason....a new print head is not required but you buy one each time. Cannon all in one....17 bucks of cheap chinese ink(yes the chips work too) 2 years ago got me 10 of each color....I STILL have spare ink!

    jeff
     
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    I ditched clogging ink jets altogether, laser toner is real cheap now and lasts forever. I had a real nice ink jet a year ago as a back-up, printed a page once a month to keep it going and was a week late one time...……...it's in the landfill now. All laser now!
     
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    This. I replaced my inkjet with a Brother all in one with cheap off brand toner. No worries about it ever drying out or clogging. Works like a champ
     
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    I only use a Brother color laser now and never worry about ink drying up plus aftermarket toner is dirt cheap and lasts 2 years+- for me.
     
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    That's all? Hec you should tip them for being nice.
     
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    You know the difference between porcupines and BMWs?

    Porcupines have pr*cks on the outside...
     
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    There are only a couple of lenths of cable. Battery to fuse box. Battery to starter solenoid. Solenoid to starter. Maybe the longest is 3-4 feet. Napa should have everything. A trip to the junk yard or EBaY will save a lot and get you the right one.
     

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