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If you do a lot of wiring, you'll need some crimp caps on hand. This bag of crimp caps will fill the bill nicely, containing 100 caps for wire sizes from 14- to 16-gauge. All you need is a crimp tool and you'll be able to wire almost anything together. Warranty: 30 days.
Average Customer Review(s):
Pros: Beats soldering
So much better than trying to solder in a tight and cramped space.
Pros: Better than soldering.
Cons: Not ideal for thicker wires.
Excellent crimp caps. I have worked low voltage DC wiring for years and these are some of the best if not the best I have ever used. Just perfect amount of softness to crimp wires securely.
Pros: Great crimps and fantastic price
Love these connections. Use them all the time on all my wiring projects.
Pros: Easily connects wiring with a good crimping tool
Cons: Nothing at all
These things are the best crimps I've used. Saw them when Another retailer installed a radio for my truck. They swear by them. I've used them on installations since.
These crimp caps are great, they are soft and malleable, not brittle like cheaper ones. They crimp easily without shearing, and hold the wires better than other cheaper crimps. Use with a good set of crimpers for best results.
Pros: strong, flexible, high quality, easy to use.
Cons: Might take up more space than a straight crimp or a soldered connection.
These are a necessity when installing speakers, decks, crossovers, changing your system around. I'm constantly Updating and changing my system, so these were a great inexpensive investment!
Pros: Better than black tape
Cons: Pain in the butt sometimes to install
fantastic device, save a ton of time.
Pros: Time savor
I love these lil things. I use them for everything from connecting my head unit to the LED lights I put in the trunk.
Cons: Wish they made some for bigger gauge wire
Crucial tool for clean install. Great price.
So easy to use. Much easier than soldering.
These crimps are easy to use and seem to be of good quality. I had no problem using them in my last install. There are plenty in a pack so they will do several systems. They are a great value at a great price.
Pros: Works good
I have been doing electronic for more than 10 years this is the most proper way to secure a wire connections you will be benefit by a strong connection hard to pull, plus no worries about wires with electrical tape anymore
Pros: looks clean, faster than electric tape, strong connections
Made installation of my new radio a breeze.
Pros: Plenty to use. Easy to use
Cons: None noted
These are very good and secure the wires very tight. I use to used the long connectors and try these and love them. I'll be using them from now on. Less work to use these and don't have to be crimping one side at a time like the other connectors.
Pros: Easy to use.
Worked as advertised
Easy to use, easy to crimp & cheap. What more could you ask for?
Pros: Good quality
Connectors worked well. Just twist wires together, put them in the connector and crimp.
Pros: Good product. Works as advertised.
Easy to use, cheap in price. Will definitely order again.
Pros: Low cost
These work great! Save money on fancy packaging and order these! Comes with more than you'll ever need in a ziplock. Great quality.
Standard crimp Caps. Be sure to have a real crimping tool in order for these to be fully effective. These are better than Butt Connectors because the continuity is via wire to wire since you would twist the bare wires together, instead of relying on the connection through the connect like a butt connector. This as best in quality before you would solder and heat shrink.
Pros: Great connectors
Cons: Shipping sucks if this is what you are buying, better to get them elsewhere with free shipping.
Works as well as could be expected. Good bargain if bought in bulk.
Pros: Compact, fast, strong and easy crimps.
worked as advertised.
Pros: easier than butt connectors, just as strong.
A necessity when installing car radios. Keep it neat. Keep it simple and cap your unused wires to keep your electronics safe.
Pros: Easy to use, keeps installs neat.
Not much to say other than they work exactly as they are supposed to.
Pros: Good quality Good value
Best wire connectors for hooking up a new stereo/deck
Good product. Made installation a breeze.
So simple. No other way to put it. I would recommend these over any other method of connecting wires. Easy and quick.
These crimp caps just get the job done. Don't bother with any others, these are cheap, effective, easy, and they have held up for me EVERY time.
Pros: THEY JUST WORK.
Cons: None. 0. Zip. Nada.
These crimp caps provide excellent utility, so they are great to have around. They are easy to work with. I have a Channel-Lock crimper which seems to be absolutely perfect for these things. Your milage may vary with a thin or cheap crimper, as you may damage the insulation.
Pros: Tons of product for the price. Solid and consistent production quality.
Cons: None yet!
It crimps. Like a crimp should.
The Metra Crimp Caps make the stereo install much easier. I used to twist, tape, wrap. Now I do a little twist and crimp, check for tightness and I'm good. Connected 8 wires for all four front, rear pos and neg wires, power, switch, and ground so at least 11 wires while watching the news in less than 15minutes. Most of the time was spent confirming head unit wire with my 2000 MBZ C-class harness.
Pros: very easy to use.
Great product works as its supposed to do and great price for 100 of them!
Work like they should
Pros: good quality
These crimp caps are great, there are just as strong as soldering if you do it right been using crimp caps for 3 years now
They're okay. They do what they claim to do. Soldering is still the best way to make connections, but these work if you don't want to take the time to solder.
Pros: They work.
Cons: None so far.
Great product. Really helped keep my wires together and neat.
needed more caps to install new radio; these were perfect; worked like a charm; would definitely buy again but with 100 caps in the bag, I won't have to for a quite a while.
Pros: price; ease of use
These things are great. Just like a regular wire nut but after the crimp they stay put. After spending time doing an install you hate to be driving down the road and have things falling apart. These stay put.
Pros: Simple and reliable.
Cons: could use colors..
This is way better than other connecter and cheap price...
Pros: Fast & Easy install.
Pros: Makes hook up easy
They are crimp connectors, not much that can go wrong with them. I suggest using a crimp tool as opposed to ghettoing it with pliers for a secure connection.
I'll never use those tube type splicing connectors again. These were nearly as simple as wire nuts. Twist the ends of the wire together, insert, crimp, done! No more fumbling to crimp wires on a car audio install.
Pros: Simplify installation of car audio.
Perfect little crimp on connectors
Pros: Easy to use 100 for cheap
Thes are a must for stereo installs, some people use butt connectors just depends on who you talk to I think. I switched from butt connectors to these. These are great quality and for the price and amount you get its a good deal, I loaded up on them.
Pros: Excellent quality, price and quanity
Item just like in the description. Lets you crimp 2 or more wires together up to a decent width of gauge-14
Pros: Fast and easy
Simply easy to use and makes connecting wire a cinch!
Pros: They sent so many that there were plenty left for next time!
Cons: No cons!
What can you say about metra crimp caps? They are a simple product that work as designed and advertised.
Pros: Simple, quick, and easy to use.
Cons: Not as good as soldering.
Pretty straight forward crimp caps. No surprises. Ordered them so I didn't have to go to store to buy.
well needed better than soldering
Pros: ease of use
According to the description on Crutchfield, "Package contains 100 crimp caps - for 14- to 20-gauge wire." On the packaging I received, 14-16ga wire was specified. Assuming I wasn't shipped the wrong product, the description on the site was wrong ... these definitely won't work on 18ga wire, let alone 20. Even 16 seemed a little loose to me.
Cons:Crutchfield response on March 17, 2014 We reviewed the product, saw that this customer was correct, and updated our website. We also sent her some connectors that will work with the smaller wire sizes. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
Pros: make my install a breeze
Much easier to work with than soldering or butt connectors.
Pros: Makes the job go faster.
Paid this price at Crutchfield delivered. Closest competitor was $5.85 delivered. Product is exactly what you would expect. No problems. Crimp caps with insulating outer jacket. Bought these because I had intermittent disconnect in one of my wiring connections. These little crimp caps kept the wires from getting loose. The Crutchfield packaging was overkill for mailing these things, and they arrived in pristine condition. You won't be disappointed unless you're actually going to solder. I like these better than barrel crimps.
Pros: Good quality
Very easy to use and very good price
Best wire crimps
Pros: They double as spit wads
I went ahead and purchased these caps but after much searching on the internet that said solder and shrink wrap was better I decided not to use the crimp caps and to solder and shrink wrap. Probably would have been OK with crimp caps. And would have been much faster and easier.
Pros: I think it would have been easier and faster than solder.
Cons: Bulky connection and not as secure as opposed to solder.
These work great and are easy to use.
I ordered these on a whim.. but, I have to say they are more than useful. They are QUICK,.. and you can throw 1, 2, 3, or more wires in these twisted, and crimp and not have to worry about them. They really speed up installation.
Pros: Can be used to simply crimp a single wire that isn't being used anymore to keep it from interfering.. to joining 2-3+ wires together in a nice strong crimp. Cheap, and has a million uses in wiring! Everyone needs a bag of these.
Cons: None.. I ordered on a whim, didn't think I'd really use them.. but I keep going to them due to ease of use and quality of the crimp.
Excellent. Easy to use. Thanks for recommending them.
Good product easy to use.
Product works as advertised and price was comparable to store price.
Simple product that made the installation easier
Pros: Does what it is supposed to do
EASY and Secure. First time for me to install new Car Stereo, (no choice, no one local here to do it). These were so much easier after I struggled with Butt connectors (from local hardware store) with no success. Price was better than local hardware store, which only had limited inventory in small quantity packages. I have a lot left, but having "enough" to work with gave me peace of mind and plenty of extras to use until I got the hang of it.
Pros: Easy to Use! Secure
How did I ever install a car stereo--or any car electronics without these? Well, by fumbling around wasting a whole bunch of time with a soldering iron and electrical tape, that's how. Super-dee-dooper time saver when connecting wires--worth every penny (and so much more because they are so cheap!)
Pros: Time saved Time saved Time saved Very little money spent
Cons: None. None at all.
Work well and cheap
Excellent product makes installation much easier and neater.
Pros: Ease of use.
Great product.100% satisfied
Pros: Easy to use
Bargain priced. Functional.
Made my install so much easier!
Pros: Easy and great
kit was as advertised; connecters were durable!
Well made and worked well. I did find for some of the connections these crimp caps were a bit small. I would of liked to see a mixed bag of sizes.
Pros: Well made and worked well
Cons: Some of the connections these crimp caps were a bit small to cover completly
very good for price .very eazy to use .
Pros: good price
Very handy little tool. Makes my installs quick & neat
Pros: Super low price
Cons: Not one
Pros: Great for clean installs, great quality
Good for stereo installation
Great price around
Use them! It makes the install much more safe and much easier than twisting them and taping them... did I mention safety? Dont need a electrical fire under the dash to ruin you install... and your day!
Great Product, far cheaper than buying them at a hardware store
Pros: Cost / quantity / easy to use
Great crimps. Really keeps the moisture out. Even used it for broken engine wire repair.
Pros: Great Value. Well made.
Although I've not had the chance to use these, I'm sure I won't be disappointed!
Easy to use for a clean install.
Pros: Low cost
Cons: Not reusable
Easy to use
I used these crimp caps to install a stereo into my friend's car and it couldn't have been easier. I normally solder and heat shrink the wires, but decided to try these instead and it easily took less than a 1/4 of the time. As long as you have a decent crimping tool you should have no problems.
Pros: easy to use
These caps made rewiring the harness a breeze! Great value for the $. Thanks!
good quality caps
Pros: works as advertised
Strong, Secure, Exactly what I wanted.
Makes connecting wires a breeze and saves time. Installed radio and 4 speakers during lunch
Pros: makes life easy
eeasy to use
Pros: price and quantity
Cons: dont crimpy to tight or will break
these crimp caps make crimping wire very easy
I used these on several different wiring harnesses and speaker connections, they haven't failed me yet.
Pros: Quick, solid connections. Difficult to Remove.
Cons: Difficult to Remove.
Nice easy insulated crimp connection for the multitude of wires. I love 'em so much I thought about buying the company.
Since you only make one crimp to join two wires together, these are twice as fast as conventional butt connectors. Good quality also.
Overview: This package includes 100 long-neck nylon crimp caps suited for 16-14 gauge wire. Use these crimp caps to crimp together two 16-14 gauge wire leads. A crimp tool is required to crimp the connection.
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It seemed like the easiest way to hook up a stereo. [ Gregory May 27, 2017 ]
quick and easy good product [ LARRY May 18, 2017 ]
This product provides the installer with an easy option to connect radio and speakers wire. [ DALTON T. May 12, 2017 ]
Handy item for connecting wires. Very easy to use. [ Paulo May 07, 2017 ]
Because I want to have some around. [ Kenton Apr 29, 2017 ]
Looked like a secure connection without a lot of hassle. [ Donald Apr 28, 2017 ]
Makes it easier n looks nicer [ STEVE Apr 26, 2017 ]
Good price [ P Natalie Apr 23, 2017 ]
Easy to use for faster install [ Vanessa Apr 12, 2017 ]
Easy to work with [ Mukesh Apr 08, 2017 ]
affordable and with my order shipping is free [ edy Apr 01, 2017 ]
good way to crimp your wires. even the ones you aren't using, use them in all my installs. [ Patrick Michael Apr 01, 2017 ]
needed to install adaptor purchased [ Joseph Mar 31, 2017 ]
Ease of install, no requirement to solder. [ Jeff Mar 23, 2017 ]
Connect stereo harness [ WILLIAM M. Mar 11, 2017 ]
I purchased a harness to do some factory speaker harness to HU testing and these are perfect for quick testing. [ Joshua Mar 09, 2017 ]
EASY CONNECTIONS [ David Feb 27, 2017 ]
I needed these to connect the harnesses..... [ JEFFREY Feb 21, 2017 ]
Handy to have some of these around when working on car electronics and other speaker / low voltage wiring. [ Christopher Feb 21, 2017 ]
I've used these professionally at a previous car audio job. They work great but you need a really nice set of crimpers to make the most of them. [ Riley Feb 19, 2017 ]
helps with connections and easy installation [ Victor Feb 10, 2017 ]
Car stereo upgrade project, accessories needed! [ VICTOR Feb 05, 2017 ]
Connect wiring [ Alberto Jan 26, 2017 ]
Needed more of them. [ brian Jan 19, 2017 ]
Simplicity. Installed hundreds of radios over the years can never beat a nice simple crimp cap. Especially with them being clear there is no guessing or worrying how good of a crimp you've got. [ dante Jan 19, 2017 ]
I have used these in tha past they work really well and they are easy to use [ Brandon Jan 19, 2017 ]
Makes install much easier and the connections are way better this way. [ allison Jan 17, 2017 ]
Needed cheap crimp caps, these are they. [ Justin Jan 14, 2017 ]
Professional stuff [ Phillip Jan 06, 2017 ]
because of the ease in connecting wires [ JOHN J Dec 26, 2016 ]
Quick and easy to use, inexpensive so messing up and cutting them up is no big deal [ michael Dec 21, 2016 ]
help keep things hooked up [ PAUL S Dec 07, 2016 ]
recommended by Sam. [ Amy Nov 28, 2016 ]
love these for quick instalation [ David Nov 25, 2016 ]
Crimp caps are the easiest and most organized way to connect wires. [ Hunter Nov 24, 2016 ]
Seemed like a convenient way to attach the wires. [ Paul Nov 22, 2016 ]
Simplicity, quality [ Victor Nov 11, 2016 ]
I have a tendency to reinstall, tweak, change, redo, add additional Componets, and more to my car [ Lacey Nov 08, 2016 ]
Saves time and no hot soldering irons [ George Nov 03, 2016 ]
Easy to use and economical [ Doug Nov 01, 2016 ]
I chose this because i dont want to go to other merchants and waste time to look around and also i dont think i have anymore of the crimps at home. havent installed a radio in years so my garage stock is either low or missing or thrown away after moving a few times. Long story short. Its convenient to buy here as a one stop shop. [ J Oct 31, 2016 ]
Ease of installation [ William Diaz Oct 27, 2016 ]
These connectors are much better and easier than butt connectors to use. [ John Oct 26, 2016 ]
Ease of use and price for product. I have installed many other stereos in cars and trucks. Once I discovered these it must shave at least 30 minutes of off the install. [ DONNIE Oct 23, 2016 ]
simplify my radio install [ Robert Sep 30, 2016 ]
I've used them before, and they work great. [ Carlos Sep 28, 2016 ]
Easy to use [ J Sep 26, 2016 ]
For future installation of new stereo [ Larado Sep 24, 2016 ]
Like organizing wires [ Dyron Sep 23, 2016 ]
Installing amp on factory stereo will need all the wires for the high input connected as I do not have preamp out on my stock radio. :) [ Jon Sep 20, 2016 ]
These Metra Crimp Caps are easy to use and are a quality product. [ Luther Sep 10, 2016 ]
Ease of install [ RON Aug 29, 2016 ]
to have wire more securely than just electrical tape [ Juan Aug 22, 2016 ]
I used to install radios back in high school both the shops i worked at used these you can twist the wires together then put the crimp cap on. In my opinion they are great to use fast and easy to use. [ Trey Aug 22, 2016 ]
I have used these in the past on other installs and they are easy to use inexpensive and have never had and issue with them. [ N Aug 16, 2016 ]
ease of instillation of a car audio receiver. [ Carolyn Aug 14, 2016 ]
easy to use, secure connection, they make is easy to bundles looms. [ Alan Aug 10, 2016 ]
Small usable purchase to qualify for free shipping [ Jeffrey L. Aug 09, 2016 ]
Harness [ Brandon Aug 09, 2016 ]
An optional choice based on scope of work [ Gary Aug 07, 2016 ]
Ease of use and clean wires when finished [ Charles Jul 28, 2016 ]
Ease of installation used to use butt connectors [ Paul Jul 18, 2016 ]
Needed connectors [ Joe Jul 18, 2016 ]
To make a right instalation [ antonio Jul 10, 2016 ]
This items perfectly suits my car specifications [ OLUWATOSIN Jul 04, 2016 ]
used before on work truck and they make a very solid connection. [ Bruce C. Jul 01, 2016 ]
ease of installation beats using electrical tape, [ D Jul 01, 2016 ]
best way, for me, to make secure connections [ JUAN Jun 26, 2016 ]
MFG and price. [ Bob Shaffer Jun 24, 2016 ]
Ease of installation [ Todd Jun 16, 2016 ]
They work, simple, inexpensive, yet effective. Also, they take up minimal space as opposed to traditional crimps. [ Michael Jun 14, 2016 ]
just makes life so much easyer and neater [ shayne Jun 11, 2016 ]
Head unit installation. [ Burt Jun 06, 2016 ]
Needed to install receiver [ Cordie Jun 06, 2016 ]
i was running out [ Ray Jun 05, 2016 ]
There are a bunch [ Joshua May 23, 2016 ]
To connect the Metra Wiring Harness to the Head Unit Harness [ Andrew May 21, 2016 ]
Because I'm currently out of them. Great little connectors [ Jonathan May 17, 2016 ]
Bought these just in case I needed them. They're fast, simple, and cheap. [ Louis May 11, 2016 ]
They are always handy to have around. [ T May 10, 2016 ]
Needed for clean install. [ Mark May 10, 2016 ]
Easy to use, makes install very fast, and it was an awesome deal. [ Glenn May 08, 2016 ]
For a quick and accurate installation. [ Carl May 07, 2016 ]
I prefer to cut the end off the adapter and the wire harness from the stereo to minimize clutter in the dash. It makes the wire management look neater. [ alexander May 02, 2016 ]
The last car stereo I bought and installed myself. I just tapped the wire together, what a mistake. I went to local auto parts store and they wanted $6 fro about a dozen. I wish this was 1 of the items suggested to purchase. [ Daniel Apr 27, 2016 ]
Excellent caps, very solid, for installing a stereo or other component in your vehicle. [ Ron Apr 25, 2016 ]
For my attempts to cut down on system noise. [ Curtis Apr 25, 2016 ]
Good product reviews [ Onyx Apr 15, 2016 ]
comes with a good amount for the price. [ vegas Apr 11, 2016 ]
Quick easy connector for tying in for speaker level inputs for amp. [ R Apr 04, 2016 ]
I chose these to connect the wires for my new car stereo because I don't have a soldering iron. [ Natalie Apr 02, 2016 ]
To make the process of wiring the harness MUCH easier. [ Eric Mar 31, 2016 ]
Needed to prepare my wiring harness to retain steering wheel controls, etc. [ LARRY Mar 27, 2016 ]
To connect the receiver wiring harness to the car power and speaker wiring harness. [ Stephen Mar 26, 2016 ]
Easy and needed and convenient. [ E Mar 24, 2016 ]
For simple installation [ D Mar 20, 2016 ]
Makes wiring harness connections cleaner and easier [ David Mar 16, 2016 ]
Makes connection wiring harness extremely fast and easy. [ JAMES Mar 01, 2016 ]
One of the companies that does audio in my area uses these also. [ Tristan Jacob Mar 01, 2016 ]
easy to use [ david Feb 28, 2016 ]
look easier to use compare to others [ KIRWI Feb 27, 2016 ]
if your not a person that has the time to solder your connection, this is the best way to do it [ gomezj22 Feb 22, 2016 ]
It was a good opportunity to re-stock my supplies. [ Phillip Feb 22, 2016 ]
Used these on a previous car stereo installation they provide an excellent connection [ THOMAS Feb 21, 2016 ]
best for wiring after market stereo [ Tim Feb 12, 2016 ]
They work get easy no soldering. .. [ Y Feb 12, 2016 ]
Helps make a safe and sure-fire connection when wiring up your head unit or any other wiring project. Way better than electrical tape, lol. [ SHAWN Feb 11, 2016 ]
Cheap and gets the job done. [ Austin Feb 05, 2016 ]
For installing the stereo i bought. These are smaller than ones i can get easily locally. [ Matthew Jan 29, 2016 ]
No easier way to connect wires. [ Jeffrey Jan 27, 2016 ]
To connect the wiring harness to the stereo. Great price also. [ Steven Jan 25, 2016 ]
To try as an alternative to soldering connections [ Johnnyb Jan 25, 2016 ]
Better to use these style where the wires can be twisted together. good deal for how many you get [ Christopher Jan 24, 2016 ]
to hold my wires together [ pedro Dec 29, 2015 ]
needed them to make proper wire connections. [ LUIS Dec 28, 2015 ]
Good reviews [ greggory Dec 23, 2015 ]
Good reviews. [ Vergil Dec 13, 2015 ]
Have used them before in a previous installation and like them [ Timothy Dec 10, 2015 ]
This was the only item not included to do my last head unit ordered from crutchfield. This time I will save myself a drive to the store. Otherwise, everything you need will be sent to you from my experience. [ Ryan Dec 09, 2015 ]
Just twist your wires together...place cap over end so it covers your connection...and "crimp" with pliers or vice grips where the narrow endd is...on the metal...this will keep your connection covered from contacting other wires or metal..good luck!!! [ TODD Dec 13, 2013 ]
I used a wire crimper. You can also use a different tools as long as you crimped/pressed the butt of the connector, you need to twist/insert the wires inside the connector then press as hard as you can the butt of the connector. Hope this help. [ JONALD Dec 13, 2013 ]
You twist the two wires together and insert them into the cap. Then crimp the outside of the cap. You can use a crimping tool or cheap out and use pliers like I did. [ MICHAEL H Dec 13, 2013 ]
1. Twist together the wires you plan to connect. 2. Insert the twisted wires into the crimp cap 3. With an electrical crimper or even vise-grips squeeze the cap so the wires will not come loose 4. Once complete I recommend zip tieing together the bunch of wires to keep them organized. [ DILLON Dec 13, 2013 ]
You need to twist the wires together insert them into the cap and crimp the cap with wire crimpers. They are available at just about any auto part stores in the electrical section, they might be available at walmart too... So, yes you need other tools to complete the job. [ DAVID Dec 13, 2013 ]
Twist your wires together. Insert them into the cap. Crimp the metal portion of the cap. Done. [ STEPHEN Dec 13, 2013 ]
Yes u need a crimper for these connectors. Just strip about 1/4 inch of the wires, twist them together, then put the cap over the wire (making sure the stripped wire is in line with metal center) & crimp the metal center of cap. [ ANTHONY Dec 13, 2013 ]