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Illustration #644

Rubber grommets are used where wires pass through holes drilled in the bodywork, to prevent sharp edges cutting the insulation. Cable clips The loom and individual cables are held to the bodywork by various types of clips. Ring terminal This alternative to the spade terminal is used on heavier components. 'Scotchlok' connector 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. Spade terminal 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.