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Old 01-13-2011, 08:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by some_other_dave View Post
I talked to an EE friend of mine about the taps. His opinion was that for something that is out of the weather in the interior of the car, a good-quality wire tap is a perfectly fine way of tapping into a signal wire.

I will admit that the thought of using them still doesn't make me very happy, though.

Good advice. I also heard it from an EE friend of mine, and he was correct. Anything that is in the outdoor elements of weather (read: under the hood) needs waterproofing; most interior applications don't.

I don't like crimp connectors for use in wire joining either. Between possible loosening and potential for corrosion, I avoid using them.
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