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Automotive How To - Use a Wire Tap To Connect Accessories to a Wiring Harness

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  1. step : Tapping the Wire (0:05)
    • Put the existing wire through the open part of the tap
    • Close the tap
    • Put the new wire into the blocked part of the tap
    • Press the wire tap together with pliers
    • Clip the tap closed

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This is a wire tap. It's obviously designed to connect two wires. If you open up, you can see that one passage goes straight through. The other passage is blocked. The way it's designed is, if this is your existing wire in your vehicle, you put the tap onto it. Then you take your new wire, put it right down in here until it stops. Then take your pliers and you drive the splice right into the wires, like that. Then you close it off. Inside there, it's spliced but you have nothing. There's no wires or anything that can short or anything like that.

In here you can see those two blue splices, those are both my mirror wires. They're spliced into that black with yellow stripe wire.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers


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