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Old 03-17-2016, 05:58 PM   #1
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Removing pins from the amplifier connector?

I got a 6-channel amp and I'd like to do two things:

1. Swap the connectors on the harness that's currently in the car

2. Remove some of the pins in the harness to use in the door harness for a factory-looking solution to wiring new speakers without damaging the existing speaker wiring/harness in my girlfriends Boxster.

I haven't removed pins successfully from a harness before and I'd like some guidance. How do I remove these? Here's a shot of each side of the connector:



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Old 03-17-2016, 06:26 PM   #2
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:32 PM   #3
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Like this:

http://aeroelectric.com/articles/D-Sub_Pin/Pin-Extraction.html

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Old 03-17-2016, 06:50 PM   #4
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Thanks, I wasn't sure if that would work for this application.

I'm having second thoughts about my girlfriend's car. Her 2003 986 S has PCM and I was just going to run new speaker wires in addition to the amp, but a factory amp is $20 shipped. I'll cannibalize the amp's connector to make a plug-and-play speaker wiring harness (like dalvarado did, here) and grab power from the battery, so I should only have to run 2 RCAs and a remote wire to the frunk.

The replacement amp is a Kenwood KAC-M3004, just a little fella (not my image):

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Old 03-18-2016, 06:00 AM   #5
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I did the second option with my Bose amp. Ripped the connector off, and soldered wires onto the plug.

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