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    So today I decided to disconnect my battery for the first time and add the tender. Evidently I bought the wrong tender and then when I was disconnecting it, lost one if the screws somewhere underneath the frunk. Argh. Anyone ever do this and successfully fish out the screw? Rookie mistake- next time I will make sure that I put something in that little gap to catch my fumbles. Also for those who use tenders what do you have? I ordered the wrong one off Amazom.

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    If you have a battery store nearby, stop by as ask for a screw/bolt. I believe most large cycle batteries use same size bolt.

    As to tenders, I like Batter Tender Jr. Have had several for years that I use primarily in the winter.

    https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tende.../dp/B000CITK8S
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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaR View Post
    So today I decided to disconnect my battery for the first time and add the tender. Evidently I bought the wrong tender and then when I was disconnecting it, lost one if the screws somewhere underneath the frunk. Argh. Anyone ever do this and successfully fish out the screw? Rookie mistake- next time I will make sure that I put something in that little gap to catch my fumbles. Also for those who use tenders what do you have? I ordered the wrong one off Amazom.
    .... I would stop at an Auto parts store and ask ( smile ) if they have one ..... they take in hundreds of batteries and probably has one you can have..... they only need the battery not the bolts ..... good luck .... Mike

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    +1 for the Battery Tender brand. Why not buy from your local Cycle Gear or MC emporium instead of faceless, wealthy Amazon? Keep your local businesses in business. Don't complain when they are gone and Amazon is all that's left. That's their plan, you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaR View Post
    So today I decided to disconnect my battery for the first time and add the tender. Evidently I bought the wrong tender and then when I was disconnecting it, lost one if the screws somewhere underneath the frunk. Argh. Anyone ever do this and successfully fish out the screw? Rookie mistake- next time I will make sure that I put something in that little gap to catch my fumbles. Also for those who use tenders what do you have? I ordered the wrong one off Amazom.
    How is it the wrong tender? I have a double outlet Battery Tender Plus, but just bought a new Black and Decker battery maintainer to put on my diesel.
    Most maintainers will work, and many people have their favorites.

    If you have a telescoping magnet you may be able to fish around and connect with it.
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    on the magnet!!
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    PM me your address. I’ll send you one. Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by cptjam View Post
    PM me your address. I’ll send you one. Joe
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