5. Pull the base wire ends apart and use wire strippers to
remove ¼" of insulation from each.
6. Cut the wire loop on the in-line fuse holder. Use the wire
strippers to remove ¼" of insulation from each end.
7. Observe the markings on the two base wires. The
positive wire has a rib running along its length. The
negative wire has text impressed onto its insulation.
8. Insert the positive base wire into the small side of a step-
down butt connector. Crimp this connection using the #18
AWG crimp tool. Pull lightly on the wire to ensure reliable
9. Insert one of the in-line fuse holder wires into the large
side of the same step-down butt connector. Crimp this
connection using the #14 AWG crimp tool. Pull lightly on
the wire to ensure a reliable connection.
a. If the base is to be located further from the 12 volt
connection than the factory base wire will allow, you
will need to connect an appropriate length of #14 AWG
primary wire to the positive base wire using a #14 AWG
butt connector. Crimp and heat this connection until the
heat shrink has closed around the connection and the
solder has melted. After it has cooled, pull lightly on the
wires to ensure a reliable connection.
b. Insert one end of the in-line fuse holder wire into a #14
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