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I take it the -ve cable has broken at the battery clamp .... yes ?
If so, remove the cable - it's only bolted to the car somewhere near the battery - and pop into any local auto electrician who should be able to supply / or make up a cable for you.
Sorry, just spotted you're in Scotland somewhere. Where exactly are you as I have a pretty decent guy local to me in Larbert who could do it for you.

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Hi Gonescenile, and thanks for your reply.

I'm obviously not explaining this very well at all, sorry.

The cable which is connected to the car itself is absolutely fine. There is no problem with this cable whatsoever.

The only problem is that I cannot attach this cable securely to the battery.

The reason for this is that there is a cap on the cable with a thread (which is fine), and a copper (I think) screw cap which bolts onto the battery terminal, allowing the thread to catch and screw on. It is this copper part which is busted (looks rusted and a bit has broken off). Therefore, the negative cap is screwing on, but not very tightly, and the metal connections are not touching therefore knocking the circuit out when I try to start.

What I need is a copper part to fit onto the battery terminal, with a thread on it which will allow me to screw the negative connector onto the battery.

Does this make sense, or am I still explaining this really badly?

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It's maybe my bad eyesight and not your explaining that's at fault here
You might be able to pick up a new "end" for the cable in somewhere like Halfrauds, Maplins or an auto electricians. Take the old one along and I'm sure someone should be able to help out.

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