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    never mind, I'm talking to a wall obviously.

    Enjoy your install and have a great time with your carpc!
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    You can just call me:


    Nah...you have a point that maybe my connections should be a little more professional but I never bothered to learn crimping and soldering (soldering the power button to the board took seemingly forever!). Can't say I trust myself with any other method than the one I've been using and since it's been ok so far...

    Incidentally I just got the DVD drive replacement which turned out to be defective. Plus I got the "wardriving" wireless card and antenna and a USB SoundBlaster Live box to improve the sound. While riding home I was thinking that the frontends are just a waste and thus I'll be going with bare Windows XP and enlarging the icons and just having everything needed on the desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidIQ
    I never said I installed at a shop. It's a "hobby".

    And why is it "NOT" a matter of opinion? Do you have first hand experience or annecdotes of fires being started in a car because of correctly tied up and taped up stereo connections?
    Yes I have seen several. I am an ASE master auto technician and I have repaired several in dash and under dash fires from incorrectly connected wiring(Usually loose connections from wrapping wires and not securing correctly). I think I may even have some pics somewhere.

    Please, if you are going to do something do it right the first time and save those of us the trouble of having to go back and fix the stuff of those who don't.

    I like the install and wish I had TV in my car, but I do not want to see anything happen to it. Buy some solder and shrink wrap and practice.
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    See...that's all I was looking for. Someone who had any experience with something like that and not just throwing stuff out there.

    Now...I assure you that the connections will never come loose as I have not wrapped them together as one would normally wrap wires. They're bound in a way that they'd never come lose unless the actual wire broke which could happen with any other method too.

    With that said I think I'll start practicing with some solder and shrink wrap
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    I too have experience, but if you can't see that it's not a wise thing to do in the first place, having someone with experience tell you it's not a good idea won't matter.

    My husband also has close to 10 years of experience. I'm sure he's got pictures on his computer at home as well.

    I strongly urge you to start soldering your connections or at least crimp them and crimp them correctly. Not only does it put a safety into your installs it also gives you a lot more credibility in terms of quality.
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    Lightbulb

    That's just nasty

    So now I know the name of the way I connected the wires... "Western Union" splice. So technically I'm halfway there...I guess I'd need to add some soldering to it and I'd be on my way
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    hahaa you'll get there david! go get a iron "NOT A GUN" from radio shack and some 60/40 or silver solder and some heat shrink and life will be good. When we ride the overhead lines "12,470 volts" we use a temp gun to find the hot spots and try and fix them before they melt wish you could do something like that in a car obtw looking good! im totally jealous
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    firsthand

    I can tell you first hand how bad connections can start fires. for about 5-6 years irana audio intall buisness and I have seen it all, wires wrapped together with duct tape, masking and pachaging tape. i have seen wires compleaply burnned and the carpet sindged or plastis turning black where i wire started to heat up. all sorts of stuff, i have pic and can post them if i find them. the best one was where some one was trying to run a 1000 watt amp off of speaker wire AS A POWER LEAD. that was a 1995 pontiac sinfire and it did burn down almost taking my shop with it. we pushed it out the bay and put the fire out, three extiguishers... another guy got electricuted when the tape peeled off of the wire(i got shocked so many times its not funny) it touched his leg and caused him to spaz hit the brake, then a car hit him.

    i take connecions Very SERIOUSLY it not done right the car will burn down. remember when the heat gets at your electrical tape the glue will soften, the tape will harden unferll and let go. personaly i use double walled shrink tube with glue in the center. the glue seals the whole thing making it water tight. ahh safe...

    on a good note your connection was very good in that thats how you should make a solder connection, loop the wires around one-another and then twist add heat(flux/acid/rosen if you like(i dont)) and solder then cap it off with a good shrink tube. and zip ties lots of zip ties. it makes everyting neat.

    SO STOP BICKERING
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    Quote Originally Posted by portabuddy
    another guy got electricuted when the tape peeled off of the wire(i got shocked so many times its not funny) it touched his leg and caused him to spaz hit the brake, then a car hit him.
    electrocuted "NO" shocked maybe but with DC from a car it is very uncommon specially since it is only 12v.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/electrocution

    Not trying to add to the drama but a good connection is important but not to the point of misleading and false information.
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