Replace the failed or corroded Battery Cables in your 1989-1993 Dodge 5.9L Diesel. Shop XDP for high-quality battery and alternator cables for your vehicle today! A common indicator of damaged or deteriorating battery cables is no power when you turn the key. The vehicle may not get any electrical power if the wires become damaged or do not make a good connection with the battery. While battery cables serve a very simple purpose, they are a very important component of your vehicles electrical system. The battery cables transfer power from the battery to the entire electrical system. Starting a truck takes a considerable amount of cranking power. Any damage or wear to the battery cables can reduce their ability to conduct full power. It's a good idea to check your cables for symptoms of damage or severe corrosion on a regular basis. The terminals can weaken over time and develop cracks as the metal ages and after multiple battery changes.