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    Soldering and splicing wires

    2 Comments by Richard230 Published on 01-06-17 09:33 AM
    Here is an article published by regarding splicing and soldering wires that you might find interesting and useful:
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    My only concern would be the in-line splice, where electrical tape rather than heatshrink is used. I don't believe electrical tape is a reliable insulation medium in automotive applications.

    I've used waterproof T-piece crimp connectors to good effect. They're reliable and if you choose the correct size, there's no risk of damaging the wire.
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    +1 for the Pozi-tap connectors. Very easy to use and non permanent if you want to remove or replace the accessory at a later date.

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