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Old 03-10-2011
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I am hooking up my new headunit tomorrow and I was just wondering what you guys use to connect the wires. I usually just twist and tape but was looking at some other options at work, like butt splices, heat shrink, or what they call bullet connectors. Anyone use any of these or have feedback on how they work?
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I would splice everything with some type of connector. It looks better and wont give you any troubles.
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i just twisted the wires and used the heat shrink. it was behind the dash anyways so no one saw it.
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i use these little crimp connectors. like a wire nut but instead of twisting you crimp it. Ive also soldered and shrunk wrapped every wire. Butt Connectors also work but those can pull out sometimes.
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Old 03-10-2011
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anyone who just twists and tapes or shrink tubes wire like that is stupid. i have seen way too many set ups like that short or melt wiring. do it right, do it once
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Old 03-11-2011
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I soldered the wires and used heat shrink tubing. Just remember to place the heat shrink tubing on the wire prior to soldering.
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