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Best Answer Moke Spider , 10 July 2018 - 08:05 PM

I'd possibly consider fitting bullet connectors to it. They look neat (and factory), are fairly reliable and if you need to get the harness out again at some point, it seems a break her made it easy before, so will do again.

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#1 dasupersprint

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:33 PM

Hello,

Many years ago I was young and stupid and I cut part of the rear loom to make it easier to remove. Now I'm at the point where I'm supposed to reconnect everything. What's the best way to reconnect the wires? Do I really need to solder them or could I just use some twist-on connectors?

 

We're only talking about the rear taillights wire here.

 

Thanks!

 

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#2 WillCarter

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:35 PM

Personally I'd strip, solder and electrical tape them but if you're happy with connectors then I'm sure that'll work fine too, just make sure that any moisture won't be able to get to them

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:38 PM

You could use twist connector, you could use scotchlocks or many other methods but if you want to do it correctly and save yourself any future problems you will solder them and put some heat shrink on and then re-wrap the loom. That way you have done a professional job and will not risk loose connections, short circuits or heaven forbid a fire.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:46 PM

I'm an advocate of Soldering and Adhesive lined heatshrink.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:57 PM

These are great

https://www.amazon.c...la-420675544929

Just strip the wire, push together, then push the sleeve over and heat up with a heat gun.

I used them to repair my loom at the front after I set fire to it when welding 😙

Edited by Mito, 10 July 2018 - 05:58 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:06 PM

Since you cut them for a purpose how about a multi connector to still allow separating it there?

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:38 PM

Hi,

Heat shrink butt connector, you crimp them on giving mechanical strength and then heat them and they shrink and the glue inside melts. Brilliant  ;D

Red ones are the ones for that job. 

RS Stock No. 458-0702

 

Cheaper from other suppliers...

Cheers :proud:


Edited by Bat, 10 July 2018 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:56 PM

Since you cut them for a purpose how about a multi connector to still allow separating it there?

 

Somewhere on a Mini, but I can't recall where, they use a 5 pin rubber block with bullet connectors.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:04 PM

im another for solder and clear heatshrink. If not. Maybe wago connectors or chocbloc? Maybe even one of those chocbloc boxes you seal with a jelly potting compound. 



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:05 PM   Best Answer

I'd possibly consider fitting bullet connectors to it. They look neat (and factory), are fairly reliable and if you need to get the harness out again at some point, it seems a break her made it easy before, so will do again.



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:10 AM

Thanks for all the answers! As I fear that I will someday get the loom out again, I'm going for male/female connectors covered by heatshrink 






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