How to Replace a Male Jack on the Speaker Wire

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How to Replace a Male Jack on the Speaker Wire
A male jack extends out of the connector. (Audio jack image by Pershing from Fotolia.com)

Replacing the male jack on a speaker wire requires simply wiring a new head to the jack. Audio cables are not that expensive, and a new male jack head would only be a couple dollars. The standard types of stereo cables are RCA and 3.5mm, but regardless of which cable you have, the process is essentially the same.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Electrical tape
  • Wire stripper

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut off the old male jack head using the wire stripper. This will expose the two wires inside the cable.

  2. 2

    Strip off the rubber sheet around the end of the cable, exposing about half an inch of bare wire.

  3. 3

    Connect the two wire ends to the two connector holes in the new male jack head.

  4. 4

    Wrap electrical tape around the connection of the wire and the new jack head. This will keep the connection secure and insulate any exposed wire.

  5. 5

    Test the new male jack by using the cable to hook up the speaker to a stereo.

Tips and warnings

  • It might be less work and only slightly more expensive to buy a replacement cable.

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