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Here’s another thing that might be fine in the car world, but in the Jeep world, it causes issues. Whether you call it a Scotchlok, wire connector, or a plier tap, it is an easy way to splice into another wire. The problem is that as you squeeze the pliers down, you are cutting through insulation and often copper strands. So now that your connection is made, you’ve cut down how much power the original wire can handle, exposed the copper to the elements, and added a lever that vibration can use to cut the rest of the wires. With the added vibration, mud, and water that a Jeep sees, this “easy connection” often leads to lots of time lost later trying to chase electrical issues caused by the “easy” connection.

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