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wiring question.. soldering wires?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by campagna, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    campagna

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    ohh okay thank you! i didnt know i needed to cut the semi ring
     
  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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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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  3. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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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
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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  5. Oct 12, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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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?
     
  6. Oct 14, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    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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