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+ whatever for the positive comments. I have auto up/down both sides and this is an awesome mod.
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just listening in.
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Me too !
Trying to decide when to do this .

Just waiting on the mirrors !

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I'll take pictures when i do mine and post them in here for you guys. hoping i have the motivation to do it tomorrow.
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GET MOTIVATED! lol
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Yea, didn't happen. Fog lights didn't come in today. I was gonna do it when those came in.
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The Scotch lock Madness!


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heatshrink, pfft, show off. I'm not posting pics of mine haha.
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If only there was a way to T-tap without scotch lock.
the heat shrink was the only thing i had laying around.
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Nice work, mine isn't pretty, but it works
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The Scotch lock Madness!

Good Pictures and nice job.
You could almost wire the Auto-Module in place just using these pictures.

IMHO…, Scotch Locks have a tendency to loosen up due to vibration, not always but it does happen, as any other lug type application they loosen up and a bad connection appears in its place.
Best way is to strip the sheathing off the main wire, use a standard wire stripper and make two cuts on the wire and cut out between the Stripper Cuts.
Tightly wrap the spliced wire to the cut out, good mechanical bond.
Solder it, clean it and either wrap tightly with a good quality Electrical Tape or use liquid Tape for a water resistant connection.
Now you have a wire/soldered joint that will not come loose, will not corrode if clean well enough and if wrapped well will not short out.

Soldered joints reduce bad connections in the future.

Scotch Locks are great for quick fixes, trail repairs or when time is not on your side but they have elevated them to where they are used to wire in everything.

OK off the box.
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Yea, you don't have to preach how bad Scotch Locks are to me, They are cheap and a pain in the *** to fix if they corrode out (which they always do)
However, I wasn't getting the soldering iron out in 95 degree heat.
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Good Pictures and nice job.
You could almost wire the Auto-Module in place just using these pictures.

IMHO…, Scotch Locks have a tendency to loosen up due to vibration, not always but it does happen, as any other lug type application they loosen up and a bad connection appears in its place.
Best way is to strip the sheathing off the main wire, use a standard wire stripper and make two cuts on the wire and cut out between the Stripper Cuts.
Tightly wrap the spliced wire to the cut out, good mechanical bond.
Solder it, clean it and either wrap tightly with a good quality Electrical Tape or use liquid Tape for a water resistant connection.
Now you have a wire/soldered joint that will not come loose, will not corrode if clean well enough and if wrapped well will not short out.

Soldered joints reduce bad connections in the future.

Scotch Locks are great for quick fixes, trail repairs or when time is not on your side but they have elevated them to where they are used to wire in everything.

OK off the box.
I used taps for my install and worked but then one connection got flaky... quickly found and fixed as I didn't have time to redo all the connections with solider but next problem I'll change out all the taps.
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