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Old 02-25-2005, 10:08 PM   #14
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My Ride: 2001 IR M3 Coupe
Originally Posted by KaCee
Please provide some details on the process!

Well, first you solder wire leads to some pins - I got them from radio shack and they fit in the factory plugs - for the larger wires, I cut down some standard spade terminals

Then heat shrink them

Next, wrap the plug in saran wrap, then insert the pins where you want them. Line them all up. Then cut a strip of poster board - about 1" wide. Use the hot glue to glue the pins to the poster board. The saran wrap allows the pins to release easily, but holds them in place firmly. Wrap the poster board around a few times, and now you have a plug.

I've attached a few pics of one of the first times I did this - since then they've gotten a bit prettier and sturdier. The board allows the re-use of the factory head (8 wires), and the factory speaker wire - another 8 wires in this case - I ran new speaker wire to the rear speakers. I also re-used the amp remote.
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