I have a small intermittent issue on my CFTBL whereby the first 'S' in KISS will occasionally go dark and by wiggling the connector wires it comes on again and works for awhile and then will go dark again. I would like to replace the IDC connector with a Molex type connector with Trifurcon pins to provide a more reliable connection so that the first 'S' lights up 100 percent of the time when it should.
Three of the loop through wires on the IDC connector were very frayed (only one strand was not broken) so I spliced, soldered and heat shrink wrapped the 3 damaged wires and punched them back into the IDC connector. After performing this repair I am still having an intermittent problem with the 'S' not lighting up on the KISS inserts.
The PCB tests out fine without any continuity issues on all 8 pins so I have ruled the board out as a cause of this intermittent problem. Prior to replacing the IDC connector with a Molex type connector I need some advice on how to handle the 4 loop through wires on this connector.
Do I crimp two wires into one pin or is there a better solution?