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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2014 Thread Starter
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Wire tapping

Hello everyone. Some questions before I go ahead with a sub+amp install in my 2012 V6 Premium PP (Shaker 500, no NAV).

1) What ways are there (other than scotchlok connectors) to tap one wire into another? For example, I am going to tap the LOC wires to the factory amp outputs and want to know the best way.

2) For our purposes (auto audio), which scotchlok connectors are best? I am looking through the following list of options from 3M:
Product Catalog&#1603M™ Scotchlok IDC Connectors for Electrical ApplicationsÂ*: Electrical Commercial and Industrial: 3M US


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014
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Just check that they're the right gauge size and any will do just don't over crimp them so you don't cut through the wire. The second one is pretty easy to use i think you hand crimp them.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2014
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I used connectors similar to the ones in the link when I installed my Webelectric options. They didn't work all that well - intermittent connections - so I removed them and soldered the wires then put heat shrink over the solder joint. No problems since.
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I did not go this route for my amplified bazooka, but if I put in amp this will be the tool.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-01-2014
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Originally Posted by CMT1 View Post

PAC AOEM-FRD24 (aoemfrd24) Interface that Allows Replacement or

I did not go this route for my amplified bazooka, but if I put in amp this will be the tool.
Works perfectly.

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I agree with the two previous posts. Use the PAC AOEM adapter. Its plug and play and avoid the hassle of tapping wires.

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