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Old 09-26-2017, 08:14 PM
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How do you remove wire pins from connector?

I'm trying to diagnose electrical problems on my car and I need to disconnect individual wires from the circuit. How do you remove the terminal end of a wire from the connector? They are held in there with a springclip mechanism. With most other manufacturers you insert a pin or small screwdriver to release the terminal from the connector. Where is the magic spot to release the spring clip so I can remove the wire with its terminal. I don't want to cut wires.

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Old 09-26-2017, 10:08 PM
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Which connector is this? In the W124, most connectors open or split apart then the wires and pins/sockets just come out. Sometimes before you want them to.

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Old 09-26-2017, 11:07 PM
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the fancy way is a pin removal tool but unless you do this a lot, it's a bit pricey.
there are different diameters. works like a syringe.

so far, i've rooted around the garage for a suitable metal straw and occasionally
luck out.

p.s. oh sorry, I only referenced the round pin connector tool. there are flat ones in
the pictures/link, too
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:42 AM
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I'm concerned with the bladed connectors used on body connections.
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:02 AM
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If you are mentioning of the flat pin connectors and you see 2 angled blades in the female side then you need a two pronged tool to dislodge them, some may have a retention plate on the back of the connector to remove first.

They are found on a lot of VW and BMW too, I bought a tool for this but its somewhere buried in the pile of junk that used to be called my garage. In the beginning I used two safety pins taped together to make a "farmer" version of this tool and it worked too.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:55 PM
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How do you work it?... stick a wire down behind each flat from the connection side? I think I already tried that. There's no retention plate.
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yep - thats the one, I have (had) 3 sizes of these

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