Tapping into an existing fuse block
sooo, on my corvette inspired jaguar xj6, i've completed the job (barring the recent starter issue) -- however, i'd like to officially tap into the wires in my fuse block(s) instead of using the el cheapo "quick splice" devices. I'm wondering what is the best way to do this -- the wires that go to the fuse block are very short -- it is difficult to get in there to splice the wires together. i am tempted to just snip the wires i need, and extend the wire from both ends, and then T-splice into that wire.
i have 5 connections to make -- on a jaguar xj6, there are two fuse blocks. i will need to splice again later on for the radio, but i'll worry about that when the time comes. the connections that i am making are for wires that are hot at position 2 and 3.
my question is, what is the best way to tap into a wire, so that i can heat shrink the resulting joint? all the "western union" butt to butt splices i've made have been very nice and sturdy -- heat-shrunk and tied up. these splices are a bit more of a challenge.
do any of your guys have any tips for how to do this? i was thinking of stripping off some wire, and separating the strands, and then twisting the tapped wire into that, but perhaps there is a more elegant way...
any tips would be much appreciated!