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  • ELECTRICAL - SPLICING NEW WIRE(S) INTO EXISTING ELECTRICAL HARNESS - SERVICE PROCEDURE
Publication Date: April 19, 2004

FORD:
2000-2004 F-150

ISSUE:

If an unreliable method of wire splicing is used when installing alarms or other electrical add-on equipment, it may cause electrical systems to malfunction by creating variable resistance or a short circuit. Variable resistance can result from oxidation/corrosion caused by air within the joint, and a short circuit can result from moisture on the circuit joint or a frayed wire contacting another wire. Crimp-connectors are not a robust method for splicing in new wires and should not be used.

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