Where to find this part?


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Old 01-23-18, 11:02 AM
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Where to find this part?

I'm trying to identify what these end tip parts are called, and where I can find them?

They're the wire tips in an mirror tap cable. The tips are jammed into plastic slots to tap into the electricity from the wires already there.

This cable itself is $25 but I'm guessing these tips are not that expensive.
 
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Old 01-23-18, 11:41 AM
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I hope not a line voltage device?
 
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Old 01-23-18, 12:00 PM
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I hope not also! No, it taps into a 12v car line.
 
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Old 01-23-18, 12:31 PM
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Look on Amazon. Search for "mirror tap cable".
 
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Old 01-23-18, 01:07 PM
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Well that's where the photo came from LOL. I'm attempting to get the end pieces without buying the rest of the expensive cable. The cheapest one on there is $25.

I was hoping those are a common part available from a home improvement/electrical parts store, but maybe not?
 
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I doubt it will be available for sale. At least not in a small quantity.
Stabbing behind a connector is not a proper wiring. This is pretty much a hack. Looks like it is just a piece of metal soldered to a wire and heat shrink tube over it.
 
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Closest I've seen is a "pin plug" used on old VOM's
 
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Old 01-23-18, 06:55 PM
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Pin plug or banana plugs.
Strange place to see them...... in a car.


Search for banana plugs. There are many different styles.
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Old 01-23-18, 08:18 PM
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banana plugs.
That is what I thought as well, but upon looking at purpose of this connector and closer look at the picture, this is different connector.
The connector op is looking for is one that gets pushed behind existing connector to tap into the wiring.
Never seen tapping connector like this other than for test proving purpose.
 
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Old 01-23-18, 09:30 PM
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Gotcha. Those are actually flat terminals that get pushed into an existing jack and plug. Yeah... basically a hack installation but everyone is making money doing it.

They're called a flat blade crimp terminal. The ones with that cord are bulk pins with no insulator. These are crimp type. Here's a link to a company that is serious about their crimps.
Flat-blade-crimp-terminal-insulated-electrical-connector-red-blue-yellow/

Google/search=flat+blade+crimp+terminal&source
 
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Old 01-24-18, 06:21 PM
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Wow, really appreciate the collective knowledge here. Thanks everyone!
 
 

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