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      12-09-2020, 10:02 AM   #1
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I was just quoted $400.00 to replace a corroded strap by the dealership (228iX out of warranty). Seems outlandish to me - easy to access, $50 part...anyone else?
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      12-09-2020, 09:22 PM   #2
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I have always replace straps like that when they fail with a left over peace of car stereo power wire and crimped and solder on ring terminals. If you have a local car stereo shop near buy they will likely have a peace of scrap wire from an install that they could crimp some ends on for under $20 it will be better than oem
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Its copper and has a nice patina, leave it alone.
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Replace it yourself, it takes a few minutes. Pull on the cable with some force to see if it rips. I've seen ground straps that look perfect but disintegrate the moment you touch them.
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I have always replace straps like that when they fail with a left over peace of car stereo power wire and crimped and solder on ring terminals. If you have a local car stereo shop near buy they will likely have a peace of scrap wire from an install that they could crimp some ends on for under $20 it will be better than oem

Ignore the above advice, stick with oem for this cable.
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Ignore the above advice, stick with oem for this cable.
please explain how an oem braided ground strap could be any better than using a peace of high quality ground cable in this application. It will flex well and do to the high quality of a silicone based cover will not degrade like the pictured ground wire leading to increased resistance and failure of the ground.

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