HU install Q

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  1. float

    float New Member

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    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica]I bought a Metra Wiring harness and dash kit. Now should I splice the wires from the supplied wiring in my Kenwood with the harness wires then just go outside and plug everything in? That should get it done right? [/font][font=verdana, arial, helvetica]And should I solder the wires together or is electrical tape adequate?[/font]
     
  2. DaddyThirdLeg

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    correct
    solder is better but tape is easier :dunno: up to you really.
     
  3. On_One

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    Just use crimp type butt connectors.

    IMO soldierng (when doing a HU install) is a pain in the ass, time consuming, and does not offer any really benift over a solid crimp connection.
     
  4. tryfuhl

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    I guess I'm weird, I'd rather solder than crimp, I hate crimping, especially with those little wires
     
  5. Dr.JuliusHibbard

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    except that the solder connection is now the strongest point in the wire...which for a h/u may be over kill...but seriously, it takes me MAYBE 5 min more to solder a harness than crimp it.
     
  6. On_One

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    Strongest point in the wire? I can break a solder joint before i can pull two wires out a butt connector. It's all personal preference though. I see zero advantage of soldering over crimping.


    Also most people i have seen solder are not very good it. I've seen so many cold solders it aint even funny.
     

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