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flouese 01-24-2019 01:16 PM

Headlamp wiring harness
 
I finally removed one of my spare headlamp wiring harnesses to rewire them; lots of missing insulation.
What I am stuck with now is how to remove the wires from the connectors without damaging the connectors. The wire is missing insulation all the way to the connector pins, so splicing doesn't appear to be an option.

I would appreciate any assistance with this.http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1548368135.jpg
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particlewave 01-24-2019 01:44 PM

There are tools for removing them, but who has the time for that? :D

I just use a small flat head screwdriver (jeweler) inserted into the slots on either side of each pin. Insert the screwdriver into one slot at a time and pry inward (toward the pin) to flatten the barbs.
This applies to the main connector.

For the other smaller bulb connectors/sockets, I just cut the wires close to the connector and solder on new wires, covering the joint and any exposed wiring left on the connector with heat shrink tubing.

particlewave 01-24-2019 01:50 PM

You can kind of see the side barbs in this picture:

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/a...E5F9D9CD27.jpg

flouese 01-25-2019 03:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by particlewave (Post 587976)
There are tools for removing them, but who has the time for that? :D

I just use a small flat head screwdriver (jeweler) inserted into the slots on either side of each pin. Insert the screwdriver into one slot at a time and pry inward (toward the pin) to flatten the barbs.
This applies to the main connector.

For the other smaller bulb connectors/sockets, I just cut the wires close to the connector and solder on new wires, covering the joint and any exposed wiring left on the connector with heat shrink tubing.

Thanks,

I'll give it a try this weekend.

PaulE 01-26-2019 07:51 AM

Can I ask what gauge wire is used for the parking lights? I need to reside those sockets and disable my failed angel eyes after I get my car back from its engine rebuild. Thanks!

flouese 02-02-2019 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PaulE (Post 588038)
Can I ask what gauge wire is used for the parking lights? I need to reside those sockets and disable my failed angel eyes after I get my car back from its engine rebuild. Thanks!

I watched a headlamp rebuild youtube video and the guy used 18 gauge wire throughout

PaulE 02-02-2019 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flouese (Post 588425)
I watched a headlamp rebuild youtube video and the guy used 18 gauge wire throughout

Thanks, I appreciate that!


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