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Best Method for Terminating Unused Wires?

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Copper - Posts: 171
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Posted: February 19, 2010 at 8:40 PM / IP Logged  
monty862 wrote:
I really like Shafferny's technique. But I carefully depin the harness and save the wires in case I'll use them later. I like the fact that I have less bulk to deal with and loom.
I hate de-pinners lol. Especially if I'm trying to add onto or troubleshoot an offbrand unit I can't locate a wire diagram for.
shaffery that idea seems cool. seems like it would take a bit tho doing that with every wire?
and I like kpiersons idea a lot. But idk. I don't have that many customers that bring the vehicle back to me to add on extras down the line.
I'll prolly continue to just cut and stagger my wires, then tape'em all up 100%
i am an idiot 
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Posted: February 19, 2010 at 9:16 PM / IP Logged  
You guys must be on Salary. And not responsible for buying consumables.
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I don't do this for a living. I only working on my own vehicles. Therefore cost in consumables doesn't really matter to me.

It is a bit more time consuming, but if I want to make a connection later on it will be much easier.

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Posted: February 21, 2010 at 3:13 AM / IP Logged  
I always remove any wires from the plugs that definitely will not have a function for the specific vehicle I am working on. If there is a wire I think may potentially be used in the future for an added accessory or feature I run it to the drivers kick panel during installation and tape it up down there. If the customer ever needs an upgrade I can easily access that wire and make my connections.
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