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Old 05-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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broken brake wires

After towing 1300 miles I crawled underneath to wire camera only to notice my streetside forward brake wiring totally broken at the splice.

Should I just resplice? I know it needs repair, just seems the crimp connectors are not best for task.

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I have repaired broken wires on mine with solder and shrink tubing.
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Either method is fine if done correctly. Might try doing a search "crimp vs soldier". This issue has been debated many times. I would use marine type crimp connectors.
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Either method is fine if done correctly. Might try doing a search "crimp vs soldier". This issue has been debated many times. I would use marine type crimp connectors.
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10/4 on the marine crimp...shrink included.


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I have repaired broken wires on mine with solder and shrink tubing.
I had similar problems on several wheels and I also replaced all with solder/shrink tube.

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Solder and shrink tubing is easy for me. I will see if I can locate marine with shrink tubing

Thanks for verify that is acceptable process.
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