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Unread 09-07-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
coralman
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needed longer wire.

For awhile now every time I opened the hood my eyes would go to the A/C switch wire. When I installed the new harness a year ago it was so tight there was just enough wire to"click" the connector. So since I wound up doing so much other weekend chores I figured I would tackle a small project today. I needed to add some stress relief to that wire. First I disconnected the negative battery cable. I cut the wires as close as I could to the connector. Last week I picked up a connector at the jy and cut off plenty of wire.

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I cut the wires on a stagger so the splices wouldn't be side by side and stripped them using a Shack auto stripper. By setting the red indicator you can make the same strip length repeatedly.

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The mopar splice bands come 50 to a pack and are sized small medium large and extra large. I think these are mediums. To crimp them I used a tool like this. You can find these alot cheaper than what I paid. With this pic you'll be able to match one up. I could never find a decent picture of one so I paid for this one. Slide some heatshrink over each wire. Insert the splice band into the crimper and close it a click or two.

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Insert both the wires into the splice band/crimper close it. This is a ratcheting style so you don't have to use any force. When it stops clicking don't force it. A little lever unlocks the crimper and you wind up with a perfect small splice. Hit it with just enough solder to flow through the crimp and your done except for the shrink tubing and tape wrap.

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Unread 09-07-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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Nice write-up and pictures. Well done!
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Unread 09-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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nicely done just like Mr Mopar. doesn't get much better than that.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! I always got frustrated just trying to twist and solder and didn't like the result. This way the solder joint is small, remains flexible, and is very secure. When I ever get to move to the interior this will come in handy. JF never shows me who gave the thumbs up but I appreciate it.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 07:32 PM   #5
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Uber Pro! Right down to the official Mopar splice bands! Honestly, I hope I never have to do this. But I'll follow this guide if I ever do!

...actually what am I typing? I'll have to splice the wires from the relay to the fan very soon! Oh what fun...


Nice Platinum DieHard, BTW. I run the same, 6 years & counting. Never got a Optima to last this long. 8)
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