How to tap wires for rear fog lights?

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    How to tap wires for rear fog lights?

    Well I already seen several videos out there. I just need opinions about those t tap or other similar products. So has anyone tried doing it that way? Has anyone had problems with it? I read that those are pretty bad and the best way to tap wire together is to just solder them.

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    I've used them on other rigs with no issues. Last time was tapping into the reverse wire for a back-up camera on a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

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    After a failing vampire tap on my Hellas on the front, im going back to Solder. better solid connection. just my 2 cents. plus i know soldering is not always the easiest solution in hard to get places.
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    Quality vampire tap or T tap should rarely fail (as long as you use the right size and properly install). Depending on what you are doing, add a fuse may be a better solution. Solder is pretty much always the most reliable solution (assuming you know how to solder correctly). However, it is also usually the least practical one to do.
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    I really hate T taps or vampire taps. stripe a bit of wire, remove it from the plug, solder then properly shrink tube it.
    I have seen way way way to many T taps fail.

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