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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 19, 8:18 PM Thread Starter
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First time doing a wiring job need help - '70

I need to know which set of jaws to use on the tool aid crimper and how to do the crimps currently I知 working with a AAW classic update kit for my 1970 and I知 working on the instrument cluster wiring and it痴 a bit difficult since I致e never done this before. I知 trying to take pics to make it easier for you guys to help. Thanks in advance


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Re: First time doing a wiring job need help

Looks like you are best off using the middle set of jaws (18922) in the photo above. They will fold the tabs on the connector back in on the wire.

Also, check out this video at American Autowire:
https://www.americanautowire.com/pro...rimping-tools/

I'm currently using their Classic Update harness and a set of their crimpers to rewire my '65 El Camino.
Good Luck!
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i used that same tool when I wired my '70 El Camino. Watch the videos and they give you enough test connectors. Once you start it'll be easy. Don't cut your wires too short. Always leave some slack for later repairs. Good Luck.
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Good advice here.......watch that video
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^^^ Excellent advice from all.

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i used that same tool when I wired my '70 El Camino. Watch the videos and they give you enough test connectors. Once you start it'll be easy. Don't cut your wires too short. Always leave some slack for later repairs. Good Luck.


You used the tool aid tool? The problem I知 having it that the jaws are wider than the tool in the video as in it catches both sets of tabs on the connectors when I need just one at a time


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The tool should have stepped teeth, so it will crimp on the wire and the insulation at the same time. Something like this:
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that tool should be stepped. Check it out.


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