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Old 05-21-2011, 06:04 AM   #1
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help--severed interior wire during powerstep install

hey all, decided on installing a set of amp research powersteps on my '11 taco. kinda wish now woulda had it done professionally. anyway halfway thru i accidentally cut a small interior wire in the bundle running from the drivers-side kickpanel towards the rear. what's the easiest way to securely reattach this piece. hoping to avoid soldering---the cut ends barely touch now. any suggestions?
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:17 AM   #3
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Why not solder?? It is the best way to re-connect your cut wire. If your not sure on how to solder, search the web, all the info is available. Really though, it is no more difficult to solder then the mod you were performing on your truck when you accidently cut the wire....just saying....
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I'd like to see a small video and pics of your completed install when you are done. Really considering this after i do my lift.
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add a small length of wire to bridge the gap and sodder the two wires it is the most solid way .............. then again butt conextors are easier it is up to you.
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Good lord, do it right--solder and heat shrink.
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I'd like to see a small video and pics of your completed install when you are done. Really considering this after i do my lift.
Is there a way to get a different light instead of the orange one on this mod due to the new 11's don't have all that orange on the dash
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Crimpable butt connectors. Go check out the local Radio Shack and see what they have.
Our local NAPA has "crimp and seal" connectors that you crimp like a butt connector, then heat with a heat gun. The outer housing is shrink wrap with adhesive. They are good enough for the local ambulance company on their rigs, according to their mechanic. That's probably the best way.

If it were my truck I would use a standard crimp connector and a quality electrical tape afterwards. It is inside out of the weather, so that should be fine.
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Small length of wire, solder both ends, heat shrink that shit. Do it right.
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Just use an environmental splice $3 at radio shack for a 100 pack
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Is there a way to get a different light instead of the orange one on this mod due to the new 11's don't have all that orange on the dash
Not sure what you are asking me?
I can do the following colors on the 4x4 switches.
Blue, White, Or orange. Any combination of them.
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