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Old 10-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #21
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ohh okay thank you! i didnt know i needed to cut the semi ring
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:33 AM   #22
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For that ground connector, I just drilled a pilot hole in the metal tubing behind the dash and used a self tapping sheetmetal screw and screwed the spade connector to the metal beam.

You don't really NEED to solder the connections. While I do solder certain things...it's not really necessary with a headunit. I use "smash caps" and use the splicing method below and have NEVER had a splice come loose in all of the headunits I have installed (which is a lot BTW more than I can count).

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i got it working thanks guys! my first head unit was a success, a lot of work but was worth it
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i got it working thanks guys! my first head unit was a success, a lot of work but was worth it
Here is my CD player.
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i pretty much use crimps with enviromental sheilding. I mean if its good enough to use on a 24million dollar ah-64D apache that sees more stress and oil and hydralic fluid than any car i have ever driven, then it is good enough for my 30k dollar toyota

Great minds think alike. I'm assuming you use Raychem as well? I think they might be the only ones approved. Do you guys go by NAVAIR 505 or your own manual?
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Great minds think alike. I'm assuming you use Raychem as well? I think they might be the only ones approved. Do you guys go by NAVAIR 505 or your own manual?
i think we use that one but not really sure. i know we have our own manual with info about wiring for our aircraft.

im not sure if they are raychem or not, the splices are metal tubes with a blue, red or yellow stripe on it with a Blueish heat shrink with a blue/yellow/red strip on it to correspond with the right splice. splice the wire then slide blueish heat shrink over and heat up. works great
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