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Replacing The End Of An RCA/Patch Cable

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Resurrection_Joe, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    I was wondering why my car's subwoofers sounded weak all the time and then would suddenly pound at certain times

    Turns out the end of one of the patch cabls to the amp is wobblybit knackered something british.... anywho....

    I wiggle it and it works, but it won't stay

    So, do you need special tools to put it on or will my handy dandy wire crimp thinger work?
     
  2. surpip

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    replace it
    or you can solder it, but it wont be easy
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

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    I don't want to take the trim out of my car again though....
     
  4. surpip

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    well you can cut an end with about 3 inches of cable off a spare cable, and just solder the bare wire's together
     
  5. CustomChevy

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    But it will be ALOT easier to just rerun a new wire, since soldering RCA's is tricky
     
  6. surpip

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    yep read my first post
     
  7. pauly383

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    You just buy new ends at Radio Shack , if you can find one with Radio stuff left in it . Cut your ends off , slide the plastic cap on the line , strip the outer jacket off , pull back the braid , strip the inner , solder the inner to the center , take that braid you pulled back and twist together , cut to legnth , and solder to the outer AFTER you crimped it into it , slide plastic cap down to it and thread on . So simple to do .
     
  8. theperfectgarage

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    Well said, I was beginning to think I was the only guy who made his own rca cables.
     

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