Quoted from eharan:
Why wouldn't CGC provide this as part of the kit?
How exactly? This needs to be connected to an existing connector on your existing wiring harness. They have to make it simple enough for the average buyer(noob) to be able to install the kit.
Getting the RGB to work on the panel means crimp on connectors, as well as having and knowing how to use a crimper. Actually installing the wires in the RIGHT place is a recipe for disaster for folks who have never worked on pins. It’s a compromise. Think of the newb who fries a board trying to install an upgrade kit but wires it wrong. Whole can of worms there. Who is responsible? Warranty? Or the inevitable Pinside post”why are my speakers red when the playfield is blue”....
You read so many posts about folks buying their first game NIB. They buy pinballs like they buy a fridge or a tv. Expect to just plug it in and it’ll work for 20 years without any problems or maintenance. These are the folks CGC has to worry about. And unfortunately this is where the hobby is headed.
I’m not a CGC fanboy but I knew well in advance this would turn into a whinefest. There was no way they could make everybody happy with this upgrade kit scheme. However I do believe they SHOULD have provided the RGB wiring info for folks who can do connectors.