I think my old 78 caddy may have used solid wire for the lights and it may have been aluminum. Not totally sure, it was a very long time ago. I do remember I saw solid wire used in a car and I had to repair a broken wire. Thought at the time it was very strange.
Re: Solid vs stranded wire in reply to George Marsh, 10-15-2013 18:16:18
Yes, I helped an uncle add the latest feature, the third brake light to his new 85 Buick. When we tapped into the wiring harness to the brake lights, we discovered a flat strip with solid, single strand aluminum wire in it.
It was a bit of ugly stuff to splice into reliably with standard stranded copper wires.
Re: Solid vs stranded wire in reply to Jon Hagen, 10-15-2013 18:31:26
Jon, Thanks for your post. I was thinking my memory may have been playing tricks on me and there are some people here that generate great pleasure telling me I'm wrong. Good to know I haven't lost all my brain cells, and it was solid aluminum wire. Must have been cheaper than stranded copper. George
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