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How to Test a Solenoid- A Step by Step Guide

Posted by Kelsey on Aug 18, 2017 11:41:32 AM


Wiring and power systems can be a little tricky to wrap your head around, especially when it comes to something as specific as a solenoid. This device is necessary with your vehicle’s starter in order to keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently. But you may be wondering, how do I know my solenoid works properly? 

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Resources


How To Use Crimping Tools

Posted by Heather on Aug 15, 2017 4:02:19 PM

Getting a quality crimp time after time can be tricky for some of us! Confused on the different types of crimping tools and how to use them? Check out this video on how to use crimping tools to ease those troubles!

If you still have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our Technical Support at 1.800.654.4757! 

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Topics: How To


How To Wire Trailer Lights

Posted by Lauren on Feb 9, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Wiring up trailer lights can seem like a task with all the different wires you need to run, splice, and connect. To make it easy, we got together with our tech and had him break it down for us and put together a simple, step-by-step tutorial. In this video, we used a trailer light kit in order to have an easy, seamless install. Follow along, and if you have questions, give us a call at 1.800.654.4757.

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Topics: How To, Resources, Truck/Trailer


How To Install Battery Cable Repair Splices

Posted by Lauren on Nov 11, 2016 10:45:28 AM

Quickly and conveniently repair cable harnesses with battery cable repair splices. Instead of replacing the entire harness, simply replace the damaged or corroded battery terminals. Plus, even with the repair splice, you'll still have an OEM style fit!

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural


How To Use A Ratchet Crimp Tool

Posted by Lauren on Sep 22, 2016 8:03:00 AM

Getting a consistent and quality crimp every time can be tough, but using a ratchet crimp tool can help! In the demonstration below, a double ratchet crimp tool is being used, which provides even better connection protection.

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles


How To Wire Weather Pack Connectors

Posted by Lauren on Jul 21, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Who doesn't love the Weather Pack connectors? Really. With their superior environmental sealing, they are one of the best options when working on wiring in an automotive engine compartment. However, their high performance and design makes them equally suitable for most other marine, agricultural, and fleet applications.

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Marine, Resources, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural


6 Tips for Keeping Your Collector Car on the Road

Posted by Lauren on Jul 5, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Hours of sweat pouring work go into keeping up classic cars. But every ounce is worth it once you get it out onto the open road. Still, getting it to that point takes a lot of TLC (and on going TLC!), especially if you live in a climate where your car is sitting in the garage all winter long.

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Resources


How To Use Butt Connectors

Posted by Nicole on Jun 23, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Knowing how to efficiently and effectively install a butt connector can help make most any vehicle or electrical application or project that much easier. With a few simple steps, you can make your desired electrical connection with ease. All you need are a few simple tools, including:

  1. Wire
  2. Butt Connector(s)
  3. Wire Strippers
  4. Crimping Tool
  5. Heating Tool
  6. Shrink Tubing (Optional)

Review our How To Use Butt Connectors guide below for a step-by-step guide

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles


Wiring A Relay In Less Than 2 Minutes

Posted by Lauren on Jun 16, 2016 7:38:00 AM

When you’re busy, you need quick advice. So, we got together with a Technical Support Specialist, and had him show us how easy wiring a relay can be!

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Marine, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural


New Product Announcement: ZCI Zero Contact Interface Trailer Light Power Module

Posted by Kevin on Jun 9, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Getting your trailer ready for the summer season? Del City now offers just the product to take the headache out of getting your trailer lights all connected! Our new product will eliminate the chance of you damaging your vehicle because it uses sensors that snap over your vehicle wiring to detect current and engage trailer lights. Hence the name, these sensors have “zero contact” with your vehicles lighting system. 

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, New Product


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