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The small wires under yellow tape connecting the capsule to the wire harness have broken. What is the best way to replace these?

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If your talking about the coilwires on the diaphragm, you have to be very good at soldering with a variable temperature contolled soldering station, good magnifiers and pretty much one shot a doing it. You will have to carefully remove the varnish from the wires and bridge the broken gap with more of the same diameter wire. You are better off replacing the capsule. Hope this helps.

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I used some Soldering Wick to solder the coil wires to. I was then able to solder larger gauge wires to the wick.

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