I only removed two millimeters of sheilding from the wire and used ample solder (high silver %) covering the exposed wire (12 guage). Then I prepped the speedo with some solder, just enough to fill the hole. With the thin flat tip (pencil tip) of my solder gun, and this naturally is done hastily and carefully, one side of the tip I heated the solder prepped wire, then lowering it onto the prepped speedo contact. Once you notice the solder on speedo is fluid, pull the solder gun away and guide the wire to the contact and let cool before working with the next contact. So what you are left with is ring of solder sandwiched between the wire shielding and circuit board.
I want to stress you do this quickly so not to heat the circuit board beyond its threshold and a 20W-40W solder gun is perfect for this.
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Last edited by RCCadet; 05-16-2004 at 06:43 AM.