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How do you repair / remove plugs / sockets from the coloured wiring connectors?

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cancunia
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How do you repair / remove plugs / sockets from the coloured wiring connectors?

#1 PostAuthor: cancunia » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:07 pm

I had a look via search and can see where you can buy the crimp pins & sockets but does anyone know how to safely remove them from the coloured plugs? I've tried contact cleaner to try and make a better connection but waggling the plug makes the connection come & go.
Update:
Should have said that by 'coloured plugs' I mean the plugs & sockets that are behind the left side panel.

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Re: How do you repair / remove plugs / sockets from the coloured wiring connectors?

#2 PostAuthor: zed1015 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:06 pm

On the back of each crimped pin/spade there is a small sprung tag that locks in to the connector block OR a similar plastic tag on the block that locks on to the spade.
You need to push the tag back towards the spade or block to release it.
I use a pin or flattened piece of thin welding rod for the job.
It's a bit tricky at first but once you know what you are doing it's easy enough.

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Re: How do you repair / remove plugs / sockets from the coloured wiring connectors?

#3 PostAuthor: z1bman » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:35 pm

i use a tool similar to this but mad by wurth to remove the round terminals


https://www.ebay.com/itm/crimp-pin-EXTR ... 2580873465

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Re: How do you repair / remove plugs / sockets from the coloured wiring connectors?

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