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are used where wires pass through holes
drilled in the bodywork, to prevent sharp
edges cutting the insulation.
The loom and individual cables are held to
the bodywork by various types of clips.
This alternative to the spade terminal is
used on heavier components.
The 'Scotchlok' connector splices two
wires together, using a sharp metal blade
which pierces the insulation. This is
clamped using a pair of pliers, and
covered with a plastic clip.
The spade terminal is the usual way of
fixing wires to components.
Crimp or bullet connector
The crimp connector is used for joining
single wires to each other. It may be a
single or double connector, or a multi-
connector carrying several wires.