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Jordan_L
07-08-2009, 03:25 AM
Are there any types of pliers that can be used besides Crimping Pliers to crimp the car wires with the headunit's wire harness? What about flat head pliers?

ace_800
07-08-2009, 03:38 AM
yes then wrap with electrical tape. Its getto as **** but works if you don't have crimpers.

nineball
07-08-2009, 10:58 AM
you can get a cheap set for about $3 at harbor freight

jco1385
07-08-2009, 10:59 AM
channel locks :fyi:

leverage is your friend

Flipx99
07-08-2009, 11:00 AM
It's well worth the purchase to buy a good set of crimping pliers.

FJF
07-08-2009, 11:51 AM
Wire stripping tools usually have a crimp end.

andrewmoore13
07-08-2009, 12:12 PM
regular pliers work fine. if you want it to look decent get a small nail or screwdriver in the crease where the parts of the terminal meet. then just crimp them with the nail in place and done.

I Like Waffle
07-08-2009, 12:58 PM
vice grips work well, theyre what i use for crimping 8 awg and bigger and they work good, theres a technique to it though. Walmart sells klein knockoff crimpers for like 6$ last time i checked, in the home improvement area with the house outlets and ****.

FJF
07-08-2009, 01:08 PM
vice grips work well, theyre what i use for crimping 8 awg and bigger and they work good, theres a technique to it though.

For 8awg and bigger, I use a small hammer. There's definitely a technique to it. ;)

I Like Waffle
07-08-2009, 01:51 PM
For 8awg and bigger, I use a small hammer. There's definitely a technique to it. ;)

Hammer works well too, i try to sort of get one side of the terminal under the other side, then "wrap" it around the wire.

theMessenjah44
07-08-2009, 01:56 PM
Don't be a *****, use your teeth like a real man

AVSTANG02
07-08-2009, 02:19 PM
Enjoy taking your headunit out when that connection breaks. If you don't have $10 kill yourself.

I Like Waffle
07-08-2009, 02:20 PM
Enjoy taking your headunit out when that connection breaks. If you don't have $10 kill yourself.


X2.

johnson
07-08-2009, 05:46 PM
A $10 soldering iron.

galacticmonkey
07-08-2009, 05:56 PM
I just crimp between my buns of steel. :fyi: