Originally Posted by Doggcow
do I just need to strip each wire and then connect it to a plug I get at radio shack? I was thinking it would be moderately difficult.
i would say it's easier to cut the section out of the wire, than at the plug.
cut here ---+ +--- cut here
then just solder the 2 end sections together, disposing of the middle section.
+--- solder here
it's pretty simple. anyone with a soldering iron will know how to do it for you. there shouldn't be any issues with left channel vs. right channel, but just in case the plug has a direction to it, mark one of the wires on both sides of the cut so you know which wire connects to which wire when soldering them together. i'm not sure what your wire looks like, but the person with the soldering iron will probably also know enough to make sure the 2 wires don't short against each other after the soldering, using heatshrink of staggering the connection points as necessary.
a person with heatshrink tubing would slide a 1" - 2" section over one of the cut ends before soldering the 2 end sections back together. when all is done, you slide the tubing over to the connection point, run a hair dryer over it for a minute and it would shrink to seal the connection and make it look professional. lacking that, you can cover the connection point with electrical tape, but if you ever leave it in the sun, the tape will get gooey and might start to slide.