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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old November 23rd, 2016, 18:45   #76
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Send him a message and tell him what you want. Gary@innovativewiring.com. I saw the same yesterday when I went to his site to try and include a link to the set. I bought the MK4 H/O set that includes a 150am MaxiFuse for $145 + $16 shipping. It was worth every penny of the $161 total I spent.

Disclaimer: I don't know Gary or have any stake in his success, but he built me a quality set so I am advocating that you talk to the guy and see what he can build for you.

I'm pretty certain that people expect he can just take an order and ship next day like the eBay merchants that buy from Chine do. Not the case here, but worth the money and the ~ 3 weeks from order until they shipped.

Just my $0.02. YMMV...
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Old November 23rd, 2016, 20:42   #77
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Is the shipping a flat rate or based on distance? If the latter, where is he located?
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Old November 24th, 2016, 10:54   #78
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He's located in California, and he used a priority mail flat rate box.
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Old November 24th, 2016, 18:52   #79
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Thanks. I'll have to factor in sales tax then.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 07:04   #80
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Well, I'm gonna replace these cables. I saw this thread a while back but never bought new cables. Now I think it's time I just pulled the trigger on this and did it.

Does anyone know what the cable length is on a North American (Brazil built) 2001 Golf MKIV TDI?
Gary asks for the length required on his web site. The choices are 19" and 24".

Also...I just noticed on his main page that he no longer ships internationally. I live in Canada so that sucks. I've left him a message to see if he'd still ship here.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 09:25   #81
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Also...I just noticed on his main page that he no longer ships internationally. I live in Canada so that sucks. I've left him a message to see if he'd still ship here.
Canadian tire has pre-made battery to starter cables hanging on the wall near the batteries in most stores if that is the cable you are looking for? Regardless you should really measure the one on your car to be sure.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 13:57   #82
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I prefer my cables to have lugs on both ends, and use a military style battery clamp, so the lead portion is easily replaced. When used with high quality crimped, soldered, and sealed cable ends such as Innovative Wiring makes, they will pretty much last 40 years or more.

They do have one more bolted joint, but it is easily cleaned and I always use some sort of special purpose battery protective spray or thick silicone grease to keep the corrosion down.

I noticed my wife's new Toyota Sienna has that style (though lighter in weight) connections for the battery.

Innovative Wiring has indicated they would make a set of cables for me with the military style terminal clamp, but I have not placed the order.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 19:38   #83
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I prefer my cables to have lugs on both ends, and use a military style battery clamp, so the lead portion is easily replaced. When used with high quality crimped, soldered, and sealed cable ends such as Innovative Wiring makes, they will pretty much last 40 years or more.

They do have one more bolted joint, but it is easily cleaned and I always use some sort of special purpose battery protective spray or thick silicone grease to keep the corrosion down.

I noticed my wife's new Toyota Sienna has that style (though lighter in weight) connections for the battery.

Innovative Wiring has indicated they would make a set of cables for me with the military style terminal clamp, but I have not placed the order.

Are you looking at getting the military grade zinc clamps?
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Old January 11th, 2017, 03:24   #84
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I don't know what they are made of. They do seem to be harder than normal lead. But even if they do deform over time, they are easily and cheaply replaced.

Do you have a link for the zinc ones? I just buy mine off of Amazon, typically.
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Well, I'm gonna replace these cables. I saw this thread a while back but never bought new cables. Now I think it's time I just pulled the trigger on this and did it.

Does anyone know what the cable length is on a North American (Brazil built) 2001 Golf MKIV TDI?
Gary asks for the length required on his web site. The choices are 19" and 24".

Also...I just noticed on his main page that he no longer ships internationally. I live in Canada so that sucks. I've left him a message to see if he'd still ship here.
In for an answer on the 19 vs 24 and if he'll ship to Canada as well.
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He answered 3 emails from me in one day. The first message was sent from his site, a selection up in the header.
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Old January 12th, 2017, 09:22   #87
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He hasn't gotten back to me yet, but I found that I have extended family living in the States that I can have him ship it to, and then they can ship it to me.
Although if he tells me that I can order direct from him, I'll be doing that instead.

So now I just need to get around to removing the battery and tray so I can measure the existing cable.

I didn't get to it last night as my drivers seat decided to start sliding around on the way home. The locking mechanism that holds the seat in place stopped working. (super annoying)
But I found that this is not an uncommon problem, and that it's due to the grease on the locking pin getting old and causing the pin to stick in the open position.
I sprayed some PB Blaster on it, let it sit, and banged it around until it popped loose. Seems to be working fine now.

I'm going to be reupholstering the front seats in the next two weeks, which requires their removal from the car. So I'll give them both a good clean and lube then.

But ya, I can't wait to get those cables replaced. A real PITA as it is now.
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So I ordered the cables. Gary doesn't ship out of the US, so I'm having them sent to my wife's parents in Yuma. They head back to Canada in the spring and will bring the cables with them.

$215 after shipping and conversion from USD to CND. I'll have to pay tax on that too once they declare it when crossing the border. Expensive, but worth it.
If you live in Canada and want to get a set of these you should buy soon. The US dollar is just going up and up.

My starter cable length seemed to be just under 19" so I ordered that length. (19" and 24" are the two choices on the web site.)
It's easy to measure it. You don't need to remove more than the battery cover. The starter cable runs from the positive terminal down to the starter. It's all easily accessible. I used a flexible sewing tape that my wife had to measure it. Easy Peezy.

It'll be great to get that replaced, and hopefully see the last of these odd electrical issues. I'm still kicking myself for not just doing this a few years back. Oh well.
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Weird, I just measured my starter cable and it is about 14.5" - 15"
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Most RV shops can make you custom battery cables, if you're looking to avoid shipping.

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