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3 wire connections from my Disney Store Buzz Lightyear disconnected. Answered

My Disney Store Buzz Lightyear's laser wires disconnected in the upper arm (both red and black) and one in the chest (black wire). The wires look too short on certain parts. Is it possible to make wires longer? I'm having trouble and I don't have a soldering iron. Is there an easy method for soldering without having to buy a soldering iron?

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iceng

2 years ago

Wire Nuts are available in hardware stores if you have the room as TED pointed out.

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ThirdEarthDesign

2 years ago

If the cables have broken and there is not enough slack available on the wires, it sounds like you will need a new piece of wire to join it to the existing one.

There are many different ways of joining wires (i.e. soldering, crimping, screw terminal blocks, junction boxes), it all depends on how much space you have inside the Buzz Lightyear.

Soldering and using heat-shrink tubing to insulate the joins would be my first choice, but you could also get away with stripping the wire, twisting the cores together by hand and securing with insulation tape if you want a 'simple' fix with no tools required. The twist method is fine for this task as it's a low-power action figure, but never use this method on any wiring that can pose a risk of electric shock!