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post #1 of 2 Old 04-05-2011, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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What is this? Splice/Connector/I don't know?

I was hiding some wires in the driver's side fender on my '86 GT when a yellow wire (which runs along the front bumper to the alternator) popped out of the black thing in the picture. There are about 6-8 wires that go into this rubber/plastic thing. In the first picture you can see the hole where the wire came out (it looked to be due to corrosion/being old). Is this a splice so that I could just solder the wire back up to another wire, or could I even get rid of the black thing and solder all the wires together?

[img width=600 height=338]http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh156/PrivatePerry/Stang%20Build/2011-04-04_17-40-12_426.jpg[/img]
[img width=600 height=338]http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh156/PrivatePerry/Stang%20Build/2011-04-04_17-39-37_852.jpg[/img]
[img width=600 height=338]http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh156/PrivatePerry/Stang%20Build/2011-04-04_17-39-16_758.jpg[/img]
[img width=600 height=338]http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh156/PrivatePerry/Stang%20Build/2011-04-04_17-39-07_123.jpg[/img]

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Looks like a weather-proof splice. If one of the wires broke out of the splice I would consider cutting off the wrap and inspecting the rest of the splice. Repair anything that need fixing and put piece of dual-wall adhesive-lined heatshrink tubing around the splice.

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