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Old 06-28-2005, 02:00 AM   #1
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that allow you to splice into a circut without having to cut and strip wires? almost like piggybacking on a circuit i guess. where you put the two wires in the connector, close it, thus completing the splice.

i, for the life of me cant figure out what they are called.
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Where I work, UHaul, we refer to those as Scotch locks. I'm not sure if thats an official term for 'em or not though.
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that is EXACTLY what i was looking for. you guys never cease to amaze me
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Commonly referred to as an in-line splice. Not generally a long-term reliable device.
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Not generally a long-term reliable device.
please expand upon that statement.
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They're ****, not weatherproof, they work loose over time, especially if they get hot, and they don't make what'* considered a solid well-performing electrical connection. It'* a temporary tap for a non-critical circuit at best. Always tie power back to a good source. Like a fuse block or similar device.
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i was just planning to use them on the instrument cluster in the tempo, so i didnt have to butcher, and splice all of those wires, only to come to find out it didnt work, so i am left with no car until i could fix it. i would rather have 2 plugs, then not at all. you think it would cause a problem?
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They're fine for a Tempo. Even for splicing battery cables.

Just never use them on a Bonneville.
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They're fine for a Tempo. Even for splicing battery cables.

Just never use them on a Bonneville.
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too good for a bonneville are they? dont worry, i understand
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