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Old 01-12-2011, 10:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Thymeclock View Post
Since the "hole" is smaller than a pin-prick it is usually unnecessary. Often the insulation itself is resilient enough to virtually close off the needle hole.
Why take chances? Besides, I had a power wire leading to the left front foglamp on my truck go corrode out and fail because of a pinprick in the insulation.

Originally Posted by Thymeclock View Post
That's the situation if you want to tap into the wire. I've found that the 3-M type taps are usually OK if the wire is in the interior of the car. However if the wire is under the hood and exposed to the elements I have found the taps to be unreliable. Then doing a strip & solder as you suggested and using silicone sealant is the best way to go.
I would never use wire taps. In fact, just thinking about using wire taps gives me one of them full-body shivers...
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