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Whats the proper way to join wires

Well like it says i would like to know the right proper and perfessional way to jion two loose wire ends. Also how to do a splice. I know how jerry-rig just wondering on the proper techniques.
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strip the insulation on both ends. cut off a piece of shrink wrap put it on one of the wires, "wrap" the two ends of the wires like twist.. idk how to say it... then solder with a soldering iron and solder.. then let cool a min then slide shrink wrap on it and heat up to seal and call it a day
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Yep thats the most secure way to do it. Thats how I do all of my wires, doing it that way you'll never have to worry about it down the road.
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Agree 100%

Kinda time consuming, but well worth the security knowing they wont come undone.
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cool thnkx
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Actually.. twisting the wires isn't strong at all. Strip both ends. Make sure theres no fray at all. ' Tin ' both ends of the wire using a good resin and 95/5 solder.

Put your heat shrinnk on one side of the wire. Do not shrink it yet.

Heat one of the tinned wires, apply the other tinned section to it. Let it cool. Make sure the connection is shiney and not a dull color.

Move the heat shrink to cover the connection and then shrink it.

Just twisting the wires and then soldering them can leave pits which will cause resistence, oxidation and future problems.

Will other methods work.. sure, and usually without issue.
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make sure that when you solder the wires that they wont be moving and flexing alot as the solder can crack and break.
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Solder, and shrink wrap.
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you kinda have to braid them together cut and strip then cross in the center and twist to the opposite wires casing solder and tape or heatshrink. make sure you leave the iron on to heat up the wiring while holding the solder on it and the solder will flow in when hot enough. if you are just taping into a wire like a ignition or accesory like you are asking for your remote start strip the wire in the car take a pic tool and poke a hoke in the middle of the wire then stick the other wire in and wrap it around tightly and solder it up and tape it up good.
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