Today, I installed the NOCO X-Connect Eyelet Terminal accessory on my Red Top Optima. I made mention of this in my prior post about the NOCO Genius10 battery charger. Originally, I had thought about getting the OBDII adapter pigtail for the Genius10 however, after giving it some thought I decided to against the OBDII adapter. Going through the OBDII connector means exposing the PCM directly to the charger and I rather not risk damage.
This pigtail comes with two round 3/8 eyelets that bolt to the screw on the battery terminal. The other side of the pigtail has what NOCO calls an “X-Connect” and this connects to the plug on the Genius10 main charge cable. It even has a “click” sound to tell you the connector is secure. But first, this is what the battery box in bowtie6’s trunk looks like:
After removing the two screws holding the top down, we can now deal with the terminals. Both terminals are protected with covers. These two battery post covers are just as an extra precaution. You can see on the bottom left corner of the photo below, part of the inside of the top lid. It is covered with a thick layer of rubber.
And after sliding the covers back, I secured the two pigtail terminals to the bolts. Here we we have the wires going through the covers before sliding them back in place:
And here is the pigtail after the top is secured back. Yes, the clear coat has cracked but believe it or not, it is not flaking off yet. Oh and this was rattle-can clearcoat!And finally, with the cover back on and the Genius10 connected the setup looks like this:
Pretty cool – this will save the hassle of having to remove the top cover on the battery box.
Oh and one more gizmo to talk about. My wife’s car is a Chevy Equinox SUV. This weekend was time for maintenance and the Equinox received 5 quarts of fresh Mobil1 as well as a new Mobil1 filter. After I changed the oil, I checked out the tires and they looked like they needed rotation. However, what to do with the TPMS devices? How to get the sensors reprogrammed to their new locations?
After a little research, I found this TPMS reset device at Amazon. The reset procedure could not be easier: Set the dash to “learn mode” with an audible horn confirmation. Then, starting with the driver’s front wheel, point the TPMS Reset Tool at the valve stem and wait for the horn to beep. Rinse and repeat on the remaining 3 wheels. Finally, you get two more short beeps and you are done. All is right with the universe again.
Well folks, that’s it for today’s post. I know, exciting stuff, right? Stay safe.