How to Replace an RCA Plug

Replacing an RCA plug is moderately easy. It takes only a few minutes, using household tools, to get your electrical appliance up and running again.

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Replace RCA plugs quickly with wire cutters and a soldering iron.

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Cut off the old plug with wire cutters.

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Use wire strippers to peel off about 1/2 inch of insulation from both wires.

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Remove the sheath from the new plug, and slip it over the wires of the old plug.

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Connect the two wires to the color-coded connectors on the new plug.

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Apply a drop of solder with a soldering iron to secure the new connections.

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Slide the sheath over the wire connection to the new plug, and snap into place.

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Replace a plug with wires already attached by stripping 1/2 inch of insulation off the wires of the new plug.

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Connect the wires of the new plug to the wires where the old plug was removed, and twist each corresponding wire together 3 to 4 times around its mate on the old wire set.

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Apply a drop of solder over each wire splice.

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Wrap the spliced wires tightly with black, elasticized electrician's tape.