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    What types of pliers can be used besides crimping pliers to crimp the wire harness?

    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?







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    Re: What types of pliers can be used besides crimping pliers to crimp the wire harnes

    yes then wrap with electrical tape. Its getto as **** but works if you don't have crimpers.



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    Re: What types of pliers can be used besides crimping pliers to crimp the wire harnes

    you can get a cheap set for about $3 at harbor freight





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    Re: What types of pliers can be used besides crimping pliers to crimp the wire harnes

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    Re: What types of pliers can be used besides crimping pliers to crimp the wire harnes

    It's well worth the purchase to buy a good set of crimping pliers.




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    Re: What types of pliers can be used besides crimping pliers to crimp the wire harnes

    Wire stripping tools usually have a crimp end.



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    Re: What types of pliers can be used besides crimping pliers to crimp the wire harnes

    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.



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    Re: What types of pliers can be used besides crimping pliers to crimp the wire harnes

    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 ****.




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    Re: What types of pliers can be used besides crimping pliers to crimp the wire harnes

    Quote Originally Posted by DrChronic View Post
    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by FJF View Post
    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.




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    Re: What types of pliers can be used besides crimping pliers to crimp the wire harnes

    Enjoy taking your headunit out when that connection breaks. If you don't have $10 kill yourself.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AVSTANG02 View Post
    Enjoy taking your headunit out when that connection breaks. If you don't have $10 kill yourself.

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    Re: What types of pliers can be used besides crimping pliers to crimp the wire harnes

    I just crimp between my buns of steel.




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