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Old Feb 10th, 2013, 01:56 PM     #1
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Wire problems

I found a mess when I went to add the iSimple wire for my ipod. I believe the previous owner tapped into the accessory plug wires by the seat to add a GPS. Some of the red wires look they jump between two other wires and I don't know why he didn't just connect them. I plan to use some posi-tap type connectors to try and clean this up. (Not much good at soldering)

My questions are: Do you think there is any reason I can't just eliminate the jumper wires? Will I still be able to connect to and use the accessory plug?

I posted this on another forum in case you see it there but I didn't get any replies so I thought maybe you folks wouldn't mind taking a look at it. Thanks
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Old Feb 10th, 2013, 02:36 PM     #2
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Re: Wire problems

Its hard to tell from pictures as to what goes where. Electrical tape is not a good connection however. Without actually seeing it, it will be hard to point you in the right direction.
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Old Feb 10th, 2013, 06:08 PM     #3
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Thanks for looking. I will try to draw up a diagram of what is going where.
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Old Feb 10th, 2013, 09:08 PM     #4
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Re: Wire problems

IMO get rid of any wires you are not using, they will cause you a problem at some time, and make permanent repairs on your wires
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 08:51 AM     #5
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jack Klarich View Post
IMO get rid of any wires you are not using, they will cause you a problem at some time, and make permanent repairs on your wires
^^ what he said. quick fixes on wiring jobs have a sneaky habit of reappearing later
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 05:00 PM     #6
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I think I'm going to try and find someone local who can show me a good way to solder and shrink wrap the wires.
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I think I'm going to try and find someone local who can show me a good way to solder and shrink wrap the wires.
Very good idea
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 07:27 PM     #8
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I found these connectors. Solder and shrink wrap all in one. What do you think?

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I found these connectors. Solder and shrink wrap all in one. What do you think?

ELEKTRALINK - CAL-CENTRON, INC.
Looks like a good product
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