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Old 09-19-2016, 08:22 AM   #1
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Instrument Cluster Harness Clips

Took the dash apart, and found 1 of the 3 instrument harness clips (molex?) broken.
Does anyone know the part number for the plastic clip (body)?

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Old 09-20-2016, 03:43 AM   #2
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Here is the plastic connector I am looking for:

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Old 09-20-2016, 11:59 AM   #3
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the part you are looking for is basically a repair kit that includes all 3 connectors.
the kit part number is PNA-721-04-300-020.
the good news, Sunset imports quoted me $26 back in the day.
the bad news, they didn't have it in stock, and so no one else i asked (including pelican parts that used to have the part on their catalog).
i ended up leaving it, as is.
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Meir thanks for the info!
However every place I called said that it no longer exists.
Did you do anything special to help secure the harness? Any issues with it ever coming loose? I wrapped a wire tire around the harness and over the clip. Also a good strip of duct tape to be extra sure.
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Meir thanks for the info!
However every place I called said that it no longer exists.
Did you do anything special to help secure the harness? Any issues with it ever coming loose? I wrapped a wire tire around the harness and over the clip. Also a good strip of duct tape to be extra sure.
no. i did nothing.
there is no stress on that wire harness, and i guess the connector is large enough to stay in place.
it has been like that for the past 5 years with no issues at all.
a little bit of duct tape can't hurt
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Old 03-20-2024, 08:32 AM   #6
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Replacement Insturment Cluster Connectors

Anyone removing the instrument cluster from these 20+ yo cars: the cam lock connectors are likely to be brittle and break during the process. While searching for replacement connectors, this AliExpress item came up. I was a little doubtful it would be compatible but I had time to wait and they were only a couple bucks each. Turns out they came in about a week and fit perfectly.

https://www.aliexpress.us/item/2251832607218498.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_l ist_main.51.6d835e5b5lZJbQ&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa

They come with a set of pins, which thankfully I didn't need.
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Old 04-21-2024, 06:35 PM   #7
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Another option: junkyard Audis.

I broke all three of my dash wiring connectors while disconnecting to install a 996 gauge cluster. Like the above poster, I couldn't find the Porsche kit anywhere. By digging into a few contemporary Audi dashes in a nearby Pick-n-Pull junkyard, I was able to find several identical connectors in excellent condition. Strangely, the only difference is that the locking levers are magenta rather than black plastic.

I don't recall the exact years, sorry. One caveat: some Audis of this vintage instead used very similar but not identical connectors, which I considered but which would have required re-wiring the connectors.

These might be available as new Audi parts, too, but if you're buying new, AliExpress is probably cheaper and easier.

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