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Can you point me to where/what good connectors look like. I've always used the cheap ones like you've mentioned. And I don't know how to use shrink tubing either. (electrical has been huge weakness for me)


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Can you point me to where/what good connectors look like. I've always used the cheap ones like you've mentioned. And I don't know how to use shrink tubing either. (electrical has been huge weakness for me)
I cant seem to find any I was looking at. Normally solid copper. I figure the cheap ones would work but take the crappy plastic off of it. It's useless and just gets in the way. You could always go to RadioShack or an autoparts store and look at them. Just make sure to get the right size for the relays and switches as well as the wire. If you are going to double the wire like in wiring the switches in parallel I'd suggest going a wire size bigger on the terminals so you can fit them together more easily. Sorry I am not more use. I go off and give advice and can't back it up!

Shrink tubing is super simple. It comes in a few different sizes so you will need to find the appropriate size. You cut it and slip it onto the wire before you crimp the terminal on. Crimp the terminal, add a little solder for a very solid connection(this is optional but if you have the stuff, why not?) and then slide the shrink tube up to the terminal and grab a hair dryer(works best aside from a heat gun) or a lighter and evenly apply heat. The tube shrinks down over the crimp and creates a tight seal. It also provides backbone so the connection is less likely to fail.

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Fabulous! That helps tremendously!

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not to jack the thread, but I'm also in the process of replacing gauges with autometer on my 89 w/ a 92 4.0 (not working yet)
I found a Service Manual on line but its for a 93, will it be the same for my application?


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not to jack the thread, but I'm also in the process of replacing gauges with autometer on my 89 w/ a 92 4.0 (not working yet)
I found a Service Manual on line but its for a 93, will it be the same for my application?

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It is a pretty big thread jack considering this thread has nothing to do with gauges. At all.

However, I don't know if it will work. Worth a shot though.

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Fabulous! That helps tremendously!
Post up pictures of what you end up doing. Maybe a schematic too. I like looking at both.

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I will. Fuse block and relay box will be here weds courtesy of amazon. I also ordered switch plate and associated hardware from a separate vendor.

Hope to wire it up Sunday.

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I will. Fuse block and relay box will be here weds courtesy of amazon. I also ordered switch plate and associated hardware from a separate vendor.

Hope to wire it up Sunday.
Oh nice. Links to the plate?

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Like the one shown for winch control except it will have room for three total switches: two of which will control winch and one for OBA.

http://offroadcontrols.com/2orcprod.htm

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I came across that site when I was looking for terminals for the ford fuse box I have. Looks like good stuff. I'm looking forward to your final results.

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