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so in this video we're going to show you how to connect the l-29 t8 motor controller to the base and we're also going to show you how to wire the motors to the motor controller so the first thing we need to do is we're going to put our bezel around it and this is part of the original tap light and that'll kind of we just want to make sure it fits and see how the the motor the l-29 t8 is fits in there and it's a it's a pretty snug fit so it's important to get a sense for how the bezel is going to go around it we want to make sure everything is centered so once that's sort of centered and set upright we're going to take a pencil and if you have a a pen or whatever anything you you have to mark the edges that would be great I found that a mechanical pencil works well because it's easy to get around the edges so you can sort of see the faint outline that I've drawn there and that's going to allow us to make sure that the motor controller is in the center so we're going to put about a quarter sized blob of hot glue down and we're gonna put our motor controller right on top of that and line it up with the marks that we've just made now it's really important that we line that motor controller up with those marks if the motor controller is shifted to one side or another the bezel won't fit over the top in the right way and so it won't look right and it won't fit together quite right it takes a while for that hot glue to to dry and secure because there's a lot of hot glue there so there's a lot of thermal mass and takes a while for it to to cool down you can actually feel the heat sink which is the part that my left hand is connected to you could feel the heat sink getting warmer because it's transferring some of that heat from the hot glue up so once the hot glue is in place and the L 298 is is firmly in place let's double check and make sure that the bezel still fits on over around the wires and the and the L 298 now remember there's a bunch of different connections on the inside of that bezel so you might have to rotate it to get it to fit so in any case that's basically how the bezel is going to fit and we've got everything the way we want it as far as the the L 298 so now what we're going to do is we're going to trim down our motor wires these are the two motor wires here we're going to connect those to one side of our L 298 and then we'll connect the other two motor wires to the other side of the l-29 motor controller and just right there and what we'll do is we're going to strip off about a quarter a little less than a quarter about an eighth inch of insulation off the edge of the wire and once we've got that insulation stripped off of both wires on both sides we can we can go ahead and and then start attaching those wires and you don't need to strip off a whole lot of insulation it's actually important that you strip off only about an eighth of an inch just maybe just a little bit more 3/16 of an inch because if you have too much exposed wire the the positive and negative terminal could touch and then they they won't work the motors won't work appropriately you'll get a short okay so we're gonna loosen our screws and on the on the motor mount connector connection there and then we're going to put our two motor wires in and we'll tighten those screws back down and that's going to hold those wires in place and notice there's no exposed wire it's just insulation coming out of the motor mount block there the motor block so we're tightening tightening that down and then we're going to put our other other wire in there and you can just sort of push it to the side if it's a little too long okay so that's about it