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Problems with T Tap connectors?

While puttering around the internet looking for parts to acquire for some stereo and electrical upgrades on my truck, I came across this little article about how T Taps can cause problems and should be avoided.

The Problem With Wire Tap Connectors

Has anybody had any problems using wire taps, in particular T Taps? I know I shouldn't believe everything I read on the net, but his argument does seem to have merit. I've had them fail on things like trailer plug wiring, but not horribly so.

A few months ago, I found a remote vehicle disabler spliced in under the dash of my brand new truck. I was seriously peeved when I found it so I had the dealership remove it, but they left all of the T Taps on factory wiring harness. Now I'm really getting paranoid that my truck is going to randomly shut off on my one day
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They can definitely come loose, or have a poor connection leading to intermittent problems. Solder and shrink wrap is the right way to make connections. Get rid of them (carefully pry them off) and make sure there is no damage to the wires.

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Look up Posi-taps. I like those better


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Main problem will just be not enough contact with where it meets the wires, but other than that, T-taps are okay. Just make sure you get the right gauge t-taps if it's ever used.
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They can definitely come loose, or have a poor connection leading to intermittent problems. Solder and shrink wrap is the right way to make connections. Get rid of them (carefully pry them off) and make sure there is no damage to the wires.
Best way to do it....I never use T tap, everything is splice and solder or electrically tape. Better connection and no worry about anything coming loose over time.

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T-taps are garbage. It's not a matter of if they will fail but when they will fail.

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