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Old 05-21-2019, 07:29 PM
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Remote Jump Start + Terminal Hot to touch - SOLVED

I helped a friend jump start their car yesterday and when I reached to open the cover to the jump start terminal located on the firewall, I noticed that it was incredibly hot.
As my X5 idled I noticed that the entire cable was hot. I checked for melted plastic but everything appeared intact.

The wire/cable is hot only when the engine is running.

As anyone encountered this before. I couldn't find anything for overheating jumper terminals. There was a thread for the cable covers melting at the positive battery terminal.
Thanks.

Last edited by sevet; 05-27-2019 at 10:01 AM. Reason: Update, solved.
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