Searched and did not find an answer to this dilemma. I was installing a new Optima Red Top and when I was tightening the bolt on the negative it decided to snap in half. Both the POS and NEG bolts are identical.
I went to the dealership thinking it would be an in-and-out experience...
no such luck. The parts guy pulled up the diagram of the battery bolt and the picture of his bolt looked nothing like my bolt. I was going to order it anyway and just see if it would work somehow but he said IT'S DISCONTINUED!
So I went over to my trusty service advisor, who knows me by first name
and showed him the bolt. He said he's never seen it before. He took it to the back and asked a few techs if they had any like it but they did not. I asked what if they were the ones changing my battery and the bolt broke on them, what would they do? He said they would probably order a new battery cable.
So I went back to parts to get ready to laugh at the cost of the battery cable versus my original plan to spend 50 cents on a simple bolt...
but I didn't even have that misfortune. The battery cable was "unclickable". In other words, I was screwed. There was nothing they could possibly do for me was the chorus.
So I went to Lowes and Home Depot. No such bolt.
I went to Advance Auto Parts and NAPA. No such bolt.
Am I supposed to trash my car now or what? Does anybody else have the same bolt on their car and who knows where it may be found?
Thanks! Please see pic.