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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:31 pm 
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Just putting back in the stereo in the EF XR6 after some dodgy wiring done (looks at KTASTRPHE).
Wires just twisted together and wrapped in electrical tape. Yuk yuk yuk.

Put some plugs on them so its a lot neater and no sticky yukky tape.

How finiky are you guys about neat work and professional quality?
How do audio shops fit wires and stuff needed? Just strip and twist and tape?
Do they charge extra for plugs on wires or is it standard?

I'm all for a neat job. Makes it easier for removal too.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:34 pm 
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depends what mood im in.. if im in a hurry.. or are just gettin p****d off and want it done..

if the wire definatly will never need to be undone.. solder, if its a power wire that may need to be undone, connectors, if its just something of the above, and im angry and cbf, tape :D

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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:37 pm 
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Generally most people use plugs.
I use plugs, then a bit of 'leccy tape wrapped around to stop them ever vibrating loose.
The main reason I use plugs, is so when I realise I've f**k up, I can go back and change it easier :P

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:58 pm 
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I get pretty finiky with my wiring.
Depending what it is .... if it's permanent wiring I'll solder the connections and wrap in heatshrink tubing, and if it needs to be removable I will use whatever type of connector is appropriate for the situation.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:02 am 
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either terminal strips or solder

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:00 am 
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Dude the old strip n tape is rough as. If I am payin for work to be done and they do that I would tear strips off them.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:31 am 
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Ah yeah sorry about that Pete...
*goes red with embarassment*
it was just a quick wire up job when I ripped my alpine deck out and put in the kenwood for you before I sold the car... I cant remember but I guess I wired it up like that to make sure it all worked before I soldered it up.. but then couldnt be bothered.
All my other unhurried installs are soldered (dont like clips unless they are clipping onto speaker terminals).

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:29 pm 
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well im currantly worken at a audio shop and we trist solder and tape just about everything and put tape round the wires to keep them neet and tidy.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:37 pm 
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KTASTRPHE wrote:
Ah yeah sorry about that Pete...
*goes red with embarassment*
it was just a quick wire up job when I ripped my alpine deck out and put in the kenwood for you before I sold the car... I cant remember but I guess I wired it up like that to make sure it all worked before I soldered it up.. but then couldnt be bothered.
All my other unhurried installs are soldered (dont like clips unless they are clipping onto speaker terminals).


No probs Kurt. :D Wires generally s**t me.
If it wasnt for the pedal box breaking I never would of found it. HAHAHAHA

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:59 pm 
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i solder the joins & use shrink tube, it takes longer 2 do but the end result is better...
do it once , do it rite :P

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:27 pm 
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i hate plugs, i always solder and tape everything. much more reliable and reduces chances of voltage drop or the plug getting dirty, arcing in the plug or coming loose. IMO anyway, if i didnt solder somethin at work my boss would tare me a new a***hole :P

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:58 pm 
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Solder and heat shrink, when i have the time to do it slow and right... crimps if not and if its a rush job i will try to jam the wires into the plug or twist and lots of tape :lol: .. BUT if i do the twist an tape i will redo it later with solder.
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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:31 am 
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Interceptor wrote:
either terminal strips or solder


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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:35 am 
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I solder and heat shrink mates cars, looks neat and doesn't come undone. This is because I know theyre more likely to get rid of the car before the stereo is moved... Actually now days I use the Narva heat shrink thingos, they have solder in them already, all you do is thread a wire in each end and heat with something hot (I bought an el cheepo butane torch), and it's done, it solders the wires together and leaves a protective insulation coating.

But with my car I use plugs as I seem to be changing my headunit annually...

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:24 am 
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Only twist and tape when testing stuff out. When it's all good crack out the solder and heat shrink. And whoever invented scotch locks needs their head read

 

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