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A 355nation How To presented by
rshadd

H3 Hummer Battery Terminal Cover Upgrade
Adding a negative battery terminal cover from an H3 to your Colorado

Project Description
I was looking at the engine bay of a 2009 5.3L equiped H3 Hummer one day and it got me thinking.., "those plastic covers on the negative side of the battery look nice".



It sure looked like the part would work on our trucks too. So I ordered one from my local GM dealer for less than five bucks ($3.12).

Well just as I thought, it fits perfectly and has a nice OEM look to it. It's another one of those small things that GM should have given us, but didn't.



Skill Level
Easy

Project Vehicle
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Colorado
Year: 2009
Engine: 5.3L
Power windows: Yes
Sun Roof: Yes

Tools Needed
10mm wrench or socket


Project Time
10 minutes or less

Project Cost
Less than $5



BATTERY CABLES. Fits: 2009 Hummer H3 SUV

Item #: 001
Part #: 19116717
Description: COVER. Battery Cable.
COVER,BAT POS CBL TERM. Required: 01
For: N1 (2007-2010) (2007 - 2010).
Cost: $3.56

Item #: 002
Part #: 19116716
Description: COVER. Battery Cable
COVER,BAT NEG CBL TERM. Required: 01
For: N1 (2007-2010) (2007 - 2010).
Cost: $3.49




Note: If you have a pre-2007 model with battery connectors that feed straight into the battery use the following part numbers.

Part Number: 88988168
Description: COVER. Battery Cable.
COVER,BAT NEG CBL TERM(AT TOP POST). Required: 01
For: N153(06) (2006-2006) (2006 - 2006).
Cost: $3.49




Installation

  1. Using a 10mm wrench or a socket remove the negative battery terminal from the battery.


  2. Place the terminal into the plastic terminal cover.


  3. Reattach the terminal to the battery.


  4. Snap the cover closed and your done. Simple huh.




 

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Clean look :thumbup: I like how you keep your truck in showroom condition.
 

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Did this receive three votes? :lol: Nice write up!
 

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nice write up Rich. That will certainly get rif of an eyesore under the hood. Thank you very much!
 

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Mo' Betta!!
 

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Your truck is the cleanest thing I've ever seen. This is kinda neat though!
By the way, What kind of camera do you have?
 

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Old thread bump.

Good idea. I purchased a cover for my 2005 Colorado but didn't pay attention to the terminals in the pics above. The 05 negative and positive runs straight to the posts, not in an L shape like pictured above. Needless to say, I gave it to Tahitiansoul, he covered shipping costs.

Does anyone know the parts number for a positive cover for a 2005? I'd like to get it, mark off the positive symbol and make it a negative and then paint it black. Any help would be great.
 

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Gee I never realized that GM changed the battery connectors. I thought all years had the L-shaped connectors like are on my '09, but I looks like 2004-2006 models had battery connectors the fed straight into the battery terminals. I have updated the original post to reflect this.



BATTERY CABLES & RELATED PARTS | Nalley Buick GMC Brunswick

Item Number: 24
Part Number: 88988167
Description: COVER. Battery Cable.
COVER,BAT POS CBL TERM(AT TOP POST). Required: 01
For: ST1 (2004-2006) (2004 - 2006).
Cost: $3.77
 

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Gee I never realized that GM changed the battery connectors. I thought all years had the L-shaped connectors, but I looks like things change starting in 2007.



BATTERY CABLES & RELATED PARTS | Nalley Buick GMC Brunswick

Item Number: 24
Part Number: 88988167
Description: COVER. Battery Cable.
COVER,BAT POS CBL TERM(AT TOP POST). Required: 01
For: ST1 (2004-2006) (2004 - 2006).
Cost: $3.77
Thanks for getting the part number for me. It should look like it came from the factory after I get finished with it. I hope so anyway. lol
 

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Looks like 2006 Hummer H3's had both positive and negative battery post covers that are straight.



BATTERY CABLES & RELATED PARTS. Fits: H3, H3 SUV, H3T | Nalley Buick GMC Brunswick

Item Number: 018
Part Number: 88988167
Description: COVER. Battery Cable.
COVER,BAT POS CBL TERM(AT TOP POST). Required: 01
For: N153(06) (2006-2006) (2006 - 2006).
Cost: $3.77

Item Number: 019
Part Number: 88988168
Description: COVER. Battery Cable.
COVER,BAT NEG CBL TERM(AT TOP POST). Required: 01
For: N153(06) (2006-2006) (2006 - 2006).
Cost: $3.49
 

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Looks like 2006 Hummer H3's had both positive and negative battery post covers that are straight.



BATTERY CABLES & RELATED PARTS. Fits: H3, H3 SUV, H3T | Nalley Buick GMC Brunswick

Item Number: 018
Part Number: 88988167
Description: COVER. Battery Cable.
COVER,BAT POS CBL TERM(AT TOP POST). Required: 01
For: N153(06) (2006-2006) (2006 - 2006).
Cost: $3.77

Item Number: 019
Part Number: 88988168
Description: COVER. Battery Cable.
COVER,BAT NEG CBL TERM(AT TOP POST). Required: 01
For: N153(06) (2006-2006) (2006 - 2006).
Cost: $3.49
Thanks. I'll just order it instead. lol
 

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I bought a red cover for my 04, scraped off part of the plus sign and painted it black. Worked just fine.
 
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