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      11-08-2008, 12:39 PM   #1
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How to connect these cables?

This is a shot in the dark, but hopefully some of you with electrical skills will be able to help me.

I have 4 of these cables (small, internal audio/power cables) that I want to connect end to end to make one long cable. What is the easiest way to do that? Are there male-male bare pins that will connect them or a male-male cable or do I have to solder them together? (I'd prefer not since I don't know how to do that).

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      11-08-2008, 12:43 PM   #2
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Jump rope? What will this cable be used for?
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      11-08-2008, 02:18 PM   #3
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I'm trying to retrofit a steering wheel with paddles. So this wire will go from the slip ring in the steering column all the way down to the gear shift area where I will connect it to the steptronic system.
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I'm trying to retrofit a steering wheel with paddles. So this wire will go from the slip ring in the steering column all the way down to the gear shift area where I will connect it to the steptronic system.

Then just cut the unneeded connectors off, splice the wires together, and electrical tape them together.
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Then just cut the unneeded connectors off, splice the wires together, and electrical tape them together.
I wouldnt use electrical tape for this application..Your better off using heat shrink!!
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I wouldnt use electrical tape for this application..Your better off using heat shrink!!
Electrical tape is the poor man's heat shrink. You can also solder the splices together, if you'd like. I don't see much difference to this application, however.
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Solder and heat shrink.
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