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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-03, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Connecting Wires

Hey all im going to put another stereo in my car soon, just thinking what would be the best way to join wires without the use of a soldering iron?

My last effort consisted of stripping wires, twisting them together and using a heat gun with that strink tubing stuff if you know what im talking about.

Is there an easier and more secure way of doing things?


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Re: Connecting Wires

I just used the male and female crimp connectors that you can buy at any hard ware store. Crimped them, them taped around them to stop them touching. Seemed to be easy, and work well, as well as being easy to remove.

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Re: Connecting Wires

screwdown termianls can also be handy as you can be sure that you will get a good connection, and if you want to change your wiring you dont loose a connector as they can be reused. They can also handle more current if high enough capacity connectors are used.


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This will do the trick.

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Go the crimp connectors, their cheap, easy to use, and not hard to disconnect them.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-22-03, 12:09 AM
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I used crimp connectors, and a pair of wire cutters. I used the insulated crimp connectors so there was no bare metal touching the body of the car or other wires.
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Depending on your new stereo, but i woul dpersonally just go to Auto Barn or the like and get a wiring adapter to suit your model car and head unit. At most it will cost you $30 and is simply plug and play, easy as.

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Why don't you want to solder???

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