My + batery cable corroded and severed. on 1999 Subaru Impreza Outback

I had the car towed to another nearby mechanic and the original quote multiplied 5x. they said entire battery cable harness needs to be replaced, not just the + cable. Does this sound reasonable?

by in Albuquerque, NM on November 09, 2011
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1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by , November 09, 2011
another mechanic?? what happened to the first one?? the cables are special and the parts are not cheap. the bid sounds high by about 150-200. Roy
COMMENT by , November 09, 2011
I haven't told the 1st mechanic to do the work yet. $500+ just sounds high to me. Will get a 2nd opinion I guess.
COMMENT by , November 09, 2011
yep, stay away from the dealer. they are always to the moon in price. Roy