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Yesterday a honda service writer (not mechanic) cleaned my battery posts that were full of corrosion. I guess he didn't want to take a mechanics time. During the process he tore off the red plastic cover for the postive post. Does this cover serve any important purpose? Is there a way to replace it?
 

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it is there to protect against any accidental contact of the post and a grounding point such as reaching in with a wrench to adjust something in the area and bumping the positive post with the end of the wrench while in contact with something else conductive.

The service writer should order you a new one since they broke it. They are cheap.
 

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Service manager said they can't replace just the plastic cap - would have to replace the whole positive cable -which he said he would do under warranty, but I am not sure I want them to do that. What all is involved? I believe it runs from the fuse box to the starter?
 

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Its not hard to replace as its almost plug and play but I wouldn't worry about the cover myself.
 
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