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Needed to run 3 wires into a small grommet...No turning back now, fingers crossed!
 

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Ouch... good luck!
 

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Thanks for all the good wishes! It’ll be a bit before I can reassemble the cables, ordered the wrong connectors! I’ll keep y’all updated!
 

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Get the punch-down tool. RJ45s are a breeze, just make sure you know if it’s an “A” or “B” configuration for the pinout.

Much better than trying to splice that little wire.
 

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Get the punch-down tool. RJ45s are a breeze, just make sure you know if it’s an “A” or “B” configuration for the pinout.

Much better than trying to splice that little wire.

Great minds think alike! I ordered the wrong connectors, but I plan to just mimic the original connector configuration. No way I was planning on splicing the old connectors back on, giving me hives just thinking about it!
 

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I wired my whole house with Cat5e cabling before the builders put up the sheetrock. It was a long 3-4 days but I was an expert on RJ45 crimping before I was done. Agreeing with the others on the crimping tool - it makes things a breeze.
 

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Why not cut the cable away from the connector, and then solder it back?
 

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RJ45s are a breeze, just make sure you know if it’s an “A” or “B” configuration for the pinout.
Might be a proprietary pinout. Matching existing colors should work fine though.
Why not cut the cable away from the connector, and then solder it back?
That seems messier to me. You should cut each inside wire staggered so that the new connections are not laying next to each other and then you have to seal each wire connection and then seal all the wires. Ignore the distances mentioned in the image below.
Much easier to cut off the end and crimp on a new one in 10 seconds.
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I wired my whole house with Cat5e cabling before the builders put up the sheetrock. It was a long 3-4 days but I was an expert on RJ45 crimping before I was done. Agreeing with the others on the crimping tool - it makes things a breeze.
I found a Sargent RJ11/RJ45 crimper on ebay, best 15 bucks I've ever spent! FYI for anyone doing this, you need RJ11 6C6P ends, not 4C4P like I bought. Here is a great resource as well:

 

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Haha I hear you. I went the opposite direction, though. Little bit of sanding, touch up paint, reapply the trim. Like it ain't no thang!
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