The average cost for a Battery Cable Replacement is between $104 and $403. Labor costs are estimated between $44 and $145 while parts are priced between $60 and $258. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Battery Cable Replacement Cost
Battery Cable Replacement Estimate (National Average)
Be sure to use a replacement battery cable that is as thick or thicker than the original cable. The incorrect cable may be less expensive, but it can potentially cause problems with the electrical system. The thickness is referred to as "gauge."
The entire starting and charging system should be inspected before replacing the battery cables to eliminate other problems that may be affecting the system's performance.
If the battery cables are found to be corroded, they will need to be cleaned and possibly replaced along with the starter.
Battery cables may need to be replaced if the starter has recently been replaced and is still not operating optimally.