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Old 05-22-2007, 05:49 AM   #11
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I can see this mod in my future. What tool did you use to crimp the connecxtors on to the wire?
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Even though I'm not one of the 2000 + crowd,that was an excellent write-up and very detailed.

Looks like it definately from the factory
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Nice write up. Great big pictures to boot
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did you try to cover of the rear speaker panels?? Or is the camera playing tricks on me
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did you try to cover of the rear speaker panels?? Or is the camera playing tricks on me
Must just be the picture. I didn't make any attempt at modifications to the speakers or grilles.
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I can see this mod in my future. What tool did you use to crimp the connecxtors on to the wire?
I wanted to purchase a Delphi tool. Because each of the four different terminals uses a different die set, I would have needed the crimp tool frame and four die sets. Each die set alone is $150.00. This would have been the better part of $1,000.00 USD. As a result, I decided to use a generic tool for about $60.00. I have to crimp each terminal twice (once for the wire and once for the insulation), but it does an alright job of things.

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Nice write-up. Great pictures. Good work.
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im a man who likes shortcuts wherever possible, But never to hurt the car at the same time, im not a total cheapo.

are there any wires in the doors already for my 2001 that i could splice into and connect?
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im a man who likes shortcuts wherever possible, But never to hurt the car at the same time, im not a total cheapo.

are there any wires in the doors already for my 2001 that i could splice into and connect?
No, unfortunately not. The only wiring you'll have is for parts/options already installed.
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Thanks for the compliments everyone, I appreciate all the support!

Just a quick update regarding this procedure...

I have added the following information:

1. Wire lengths for each segment and the terminals on each are together in one location.
2. Additional photos of connections for the rear doors.
3. *** Preventing water leaks after re-assembly of the doors.
4. Information on part availability.

Hope this is helpful!
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