Thanks Guy that should make the battery terminals an easier option for pig tail leads. I was watching a YouTube video on battery removal and I guess I thought it looked like terminals were toward the rear under the subwoofer. Is there another option for attaching a "ring" connection lead other than the terminal clamp. The video I was watching indicated that if the clamp bolt was fully unscrewed it would ruin the threads of the bolt through the clamp.A useful post thanks!
One correction - you don't need to remove the subwoofer to access the battery terminals, only to remove it. Here's a photo showing the sub in place:
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You do have to remove the spare wheel though, if you have one!
I have just purchased a CTEK 8mm direct connection adapter that I am hoping to leave permanently wired to the terminals under the bonnet (hood). I am hoping that these screws will enable me to attach the adapter to the positive terminal and leave room to replace the cover: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Button-Stainless-Socket-Screws-Delivery/dp/B00I2W1RNW
I did try charging using the cigarette lighter socket on the centre console, but found that even the slightest disturbance of the CTEK extension/connection leads was enough for the charger to lose its continuity and signal loss of connection. Despite following the agreed connection sequence, one time it even lost connection and then discharged my battery!
Because of the issue with the battery clamp I was leaning toward attaching leads to the jumper posts under the hood (bonnet) So that its fits under the positive terminal cover I was thinking of either using a hex head bolt to attach a ring lead but grinding down the head down a little to allow for the cover. Another option would be to get another jumper post but grinding down the bottom a little so that it screws down lower allowing for attachment of the lead with a screw as you indicated. Its only a $4.00 part here in the US Part # 955 611 206 00. The part looks like it is just a threaded hollow post.