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Help Releasing Electrical Connector Pins

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ACEkraut, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Aug 14, 2016 at 11:54 AM
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    ACEkraut

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    I need some help removing the pins from this connector.

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    I have searched the web and TW with no success. Any links or advice is appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2016 at 12:51 PM
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    I have used a paperclip or very small screwdriver before to release the individual wires. Something that is small and flat works best. They do make little tools for that I believe, but I've just used what I have around the house. Try those small slots. Push the wire forward a bit from the back and gently insert the tool from the front then gently tug the wire to pull it out. Sometimes is takes from practire.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2016 at 1:14 PM
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    This might not be too helpfull, but there is almost always a special tool for doing so. Its amazing how well they work when you get the right one. As for what you need im not sure. Also some have barbs on them and are not meant to be removed without replacing. Usually they get damaged and you have to solder new ones on.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2016 at 1:19 PM
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    There's a lock that needs to be pulled first...it's the white center rim. Then you'll see where to press to release the secondary terminal lock.
    Can you provide other angle on the plug, top, bottom, side and ass end...be more helpful, also looks like a sealed connector.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    Thanks guys. I was not successful. I can always redo that wiring if I ever figure out how to get the pins out.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2016 at 4:19 AM
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    You this.

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  7. Aug 15, 2016 at 5:28 AM
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    Any source?
     
  8. Aug 15, 2016 at 5:33 AM
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    Found it on Amazon, and other places. Have you tried the kit on that connector?
     
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    It works on Toyota plugs and connectors. I use. On my vehicles.
     
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    Are you planning on reusing the connector after rerouting the wire? The pic looks like female pins with an extra hook so they don't back out. Got a pic of the rear of the connector. May need to be pushed through and desoldered.
     
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    Try youtube:

    Search for -> electrical connector pins

    Obviously not all vids are going to line up with what you're trying to do.
     
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    Holy thread rejuvenation Batman! This thread was dormant for 4 years! I forgot I ever started it...
     
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    For us old guys (and I do mean old) that fix was originally known as a "Western Union" splice. In one of the variations, a square knot is made using the two ends and then the wire is spliced & taped (no solder on poles!) so that the knot takes the tension
     
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