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Old 08-02-2011, 08:35 AM
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Ohc is installed, but not turning on?
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Also, if you're driving around in 4wd "because it is winter", you're in an idiot. It should only be engaged in conditions that warrant the extra drive traction. Using 4wd on dry pavement WILL wreck your shit.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:57 PM
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Anyone have issues with their wiretaps? I was having issues getting them to connect to the stock wires in the truck.
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Also, if you're driving around in 4wd "because it is winter", you're in an idiot. It should only be engaged in conditions that warrant the extra drive traction. Using 4wd on dry pavement WILL wreck your shit.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:59 PM
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Can you post pics on how you are putting in wire taps and what is going wrong with them?
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:06 PM
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Yeah I'll get some pictures tomorrow after work. I honestly have no idea what im doing wrong. They look exactly like the pic's in the walk through, other then they're on the stock wires since I don't have an aftermarked h.u. yet.. Hell they even appear to be the same blue wiretaps that the op used..
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:28 PM
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Did you indentify your trucks wiring to make sure they are the right ones? I believe member Mfernandes did a write up on the ohc install on the older trucks
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:36 PM
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Did you indentify your trucks wiring to make sure they are the right ones? I believe member Mfernandes did a write up on the ohc install on the older trucks
Mines the 98 and I thing the older ones cut off was 97.. I will read through that one to see if there is anything..
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:46 PM
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ok dude
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:40 PM
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you should use butt splice connectors. better connection imo
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you should use butt splice connectors. better connection imo
You would like the butt splice...
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:00 AM
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You would like the butt splice...
Lol. Ooh, gay joke burn! Haha but what are butt connectors? The only vehicle electrical I do is system installs and that's either splice n wrap w electrical tape or splice and solder depending on circumstances..
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:29 AM
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Butt Connectors
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:07 AM
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This is how my taps look..
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:14 AM
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with those connectors you have to use a pair of pliers to squish the metal tab in more to punture the wires. (atleast thats what i had to do with the ones that came with my cab lights)
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:19 AM
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If your taps are done correctly (pushed the metal tab down all the way and connected to the right wires), and your ground is good, it could be the unit itself. Do the lights work on it? On mine the lights worked but a resistor was broken on the temp/compass circuit board, so the LED readout wasn't working.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:30 AM
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i personally hate wire taps, IMO, but has anyone done this by splicing wires and soldering? i really am considering doing this...

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