Must Have Automotive Electrical Tools
If you are even fathoming the idea of installing anything electrical into your car, you better have the right tools, before you even get started. You don’t need to spend a lot, in order to have the good tools. The RIGHT tools. I will keep this blog post short & sweet and affordable. These are tools I own (you can see them in my videos), so I offer them to you, with personal knowledge to their usefulness.
1. shrink tubing to protect all the connections: (you dont want exposed wire connectors, or electrical tape failing) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LVFDLUO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00LVFDLUO&linkCode=as2&tag=imstricken06-20&linkId=RP5PDTQ2GLKJX7SC 2. quality heat gun for the heat shrink tubing: (these have a millions of uses) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004TUCV/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00004TUCV&linkCode=as2&tag=imstricken06-20&linkId=5MRRLALJFHS7RPHR 3. wire-terminal connector set: (this way if you run into issues, you correct them quickly & easily) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000K7GRCI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000K7GRCI&linkCode=as2&tag=imstricken06-20&linkId=PMTX55T5QADE4VHM
4. heavy duty wire cutters: these will work well, and save your hand from pain
5. 12v needle point test light:
6. decently powered soldering gun:
7. Wiring Stripper / Combination Tool: (this thing is decent for crimping, good for stripping, but GREAT FOR CUTTING BOLTS & SCREWS!)
8. proper terminal crimper: i own this exact one, and love it. works great. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0069TRKJ0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0069TRKJ0&linkCode=as2&tag=imstricken06-20&linkId=G5XW3LX56RCI5FW5 9. wire stripper: i own this exact one, and its the best tool for any wiring job http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OQ21CA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000OQ21CA&linkCode=as2&tag=imstricken06-20&linkId=CTBFKR43VR5Y7V3I you can see the tools in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ6O_uRg8VM