Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > Social Forums > Social Forum
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 13th October 2021, 10:07   #1
DRWMGTF
Loves to post
 
Rover 75 2.0 CDT Connoisseur, Rover 75 CDT Connoisseur SE, Rover 75 1.8 Connoisseur SE

Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: CONSETT
Posts: 424
Thanks: 578
Thanked 93 Times in 64 Posts
Default Richbrook Dis-Carnect Battery Immobiliser

Morning,
I have bought a battery isolator for my car from Halfords.
The isolator fastens onto the battery negative terminal without a problem but the earth cable does not fasten onto the isolator terminal securely ie. it's loose.
Any ideas on how I might "pack out" the isolator terminal so that the negative battery cable fastens on securely?
Thanks.
Regards David
DRWMGTF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2021, 21:29   #2
MSS
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 CDT - selling

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 5,726
Thanks: 71
Thanked 146 Times in 102 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DRWMGTF View Post
Morning,
I have bought a battery isolator for my car from Halfords.
The isolator fastens onto the battery negative terminal without a problem but the earth cable does not fasten onto the isolator terminal securely ie. it's loose.
Any ideas on how I might "pack out" the isolator terminal so that the negative battery cable fastens on securely?
Thanks.
Regards David

David,

It looks like the terminal on the isolator is sized for the small pole type batteries.

I suspect an adaptor sleeve of the type below should fix the problem.

https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/varta...SABEgIaoPD_BwE

Mannder.
MSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2021, 21:53   #3
DRWMGTF
Loves to post
 
Rover 75 2.0 CDT Connoisseur, Rover 75 CDT Connoisseur SE, Rover 75 1.8 Connoisseur SE

Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: CONSETT
Posts: 424
Thanks: 578
Thanked 93 Times in 64 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSS View Post
David,

It looks like the terminal on the isolator is sized for the small pole type batteries.

I suspect an adaptor sleeve of the type below should fix the problem.

https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/varta...SABEgIaoPD_BwE

Mannder.
Thanks Maninder.
Shame you live so far away, I would buy you a pint or whatever is your preference.
Regards David
DRWMGTF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2021, 22:25   #4
MSS
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 CDT - selling

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 5,726
Thanks: 71
Thanked 146 Times in 102 Posts
Default

Well, I am about to indulge in a glass of Bailey's. I'll imagine it's courtesy of yourself David.


MSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2021, 22:29   #5
COLVERT
Foreign correspondent
 
COLVERT's Avatar
 
R75 Saloon.

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: France/or Devon.
Posts: 13,189
Thanks: 3,579
Thanked 1,944 Times in 1,638 Posts
Default

They probably had one of these in stock.--( As below. )--The cable goes in the round hole and a grub screw holds it in place.--Will obviously work for a variety of cable sizes.---


Attached Images
File Type: jpg Battery cut off switch..jpg (41.0 KB, 13 views)
__________________
COLVERT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2021, 22:43   #6
MSS
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 CDT - selling

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 5,726
Thanks: 71
Thanked 146 Times in 102 Posts
Default

I don't see a grubscrew!

See

forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/205510-optima-install-w-battery-cut-off-switch.html
MSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2021, 23:06   #7
DRWMGTF
Loves to post
 
Rover 75 2.0 CDT Connoisseur, Rover 75 CDT Connoisseur SE, Rover 75 1.8 Connoisseur SE

Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: CONSETT
Posts: 424
Thanks: 578
Thanked 93 Times in 64 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSS View Post
Well, I am about to indulge in a glass of Bailey's. I'll imagine it's courtesy of yourself David.


My pleasure.
DRWMGTF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2021, 23:07   #8
DRWMGTF
Loves to post
 
Rover 75 2.0 CDT Connoisseur, Rover 75 CDT Connoisseur SE, Rover 75 1.8 Connoisseur SE

Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: CONSETT
Posts: 424
Thanks: 578
Thanked 93 Times in 64 Posts
Default

Good evening,
This is what I bought....

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/ca...er-249628.html

One end of the battery immobiliser will securely fasten to the negative terminal on the battery but the earth cable on the car is too large to securely fasten to the other end of the battery immobiliser.
I hope you understand what I am trying to say.
However I think Maninder's suggestion will cure the problem.
Thanks for your thoughts.
Regards David
DRWMGTF is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DRWMGTF For This Useful Post:
Old 13th October 2021, 23:43   #9
COLVERT
Foreign correspondent
 
COLVERT's Avatar
 
R75 Saloon.

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: France/or Devon.
Posts: 13,189
Thanks: 3,579
Thanked 1,944 Times in 1,638 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSS View Post
I don't see a grubscrew!

See

forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/205510-optima-install-w-battery-cut-off-switch.html
That's cos it's in the end you can't see.---
__________________
COLVERT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th October 2021, 23:56   #10
MSS
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 CDT - selling

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 5,726
Thanks: 71
Thanked 146 Times in 102 Posts
Default

I think you will find that there is no grub screw!
MSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2020, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd