Upon tracing the gray wires in the dash harness that run to some of the dash lights (1972 LeMans... for argument's sake let's pretend it's a Chevelle
) I noticed something strange. 5 gray wires splice into 3 gray wires.
There is some kind of crimped collar (about 1/8" wide) that brings them all together. I suspect that this is a factory setup. While all the other wires in the harness are clean, these are really dirty. I would like to break the splice and reconnect the wires to get a better connection.
The burning question...
What do you suggest for splicing these wires (I would say they are 14ga.) back together? I was thinking of stripping off some of the insulation on both sides, twisting the copper together and splicing in some heavier gauge wire in between to provide some more slack. Any risk of voltage drop? Other issues to consider? Suggest away!
Yeah, yeah...I know it's not a Chevelle, but the similarity of the A-body makes these issues transparent. Besides, I've yet to come across
a greater, more willing, and friendlier automotive forum. The body of knowledge here is beyond impressive.
Thanks in advance!