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01-29-2013 03:50 PM
EOD Guy If the wire has melted the connector etc....... You might try and drill out the out pin, find a suitable replacement pin solder it to the existing wire, insert it into the old connector housing along with some JB Weld or RTV and it might just work.
01-29-2013 01:43 PM
painted jester How much does a yard want for a used plug and a portion of the wire harness?

01-29-2013 07:09 AM
pin removal

If you can' grab the wire end . sacrifice the Molex tool, Cut off the last 1/2 end and slip the hollow barrel over the pin then use a small drill bit to push it out. If you have access to a lathe you could just make a barrel piece
01-29-2013 05:21 AM
Bryan59EC Might try going to RadioShack and getting a molex tool.

They work pretty good for removing GM weatherpak terminals

Only about $6 and look like a hollow screwdriver with no tip.

Push the terminal into the connector as far as it will easily go, push the tool
over the pin (on the pin side)and it will force the retaining tabs away from the connector.
with a pair of needle nose pliers, remove the terminal from the wire side of the connector
01-29-2013 03:55 AM
EOD Guy That looks like a BMW cable, could be wrong...... Over on the BMW forum, there's a fella named Ron Stieger (close on the spelling) that has every tool known to man for a BMW he might be of more help. will have a listing for the parts, that looks like a one piece molded plug harness. What did it come out of?
01-28-2013 09:24 PM
kso This was composed before I saw the previous post...I am assuming the connector uses snap-in pins because in your photo they look stamped from sheet, and molded-in ones are usually solid...but I could be wrong. In any event....

Usually the steel pin (stamped/formed from very thin sheet) is pushed into a snugly-sized hole in the plastic connector body, and has a little (I do mean little) tab that is bent out slightly and engages a step in the plastic when it goes far enough in. Your task, if you're hoping to ever get that pin back out, is to find about where that tab is, and from the backside get something small-enough/shaped right jammed in there in the minimal space between the pin and hole and push so that the tab is forced inward to the pin while you simultaneously pull on it in the direction you want it to go. You'd think a needle or something would do it but I've had better luck making a "blade" tool from thin (.015") metal with a rounded cross-section (form it with a pliers, over a nail) to conform to the pin. Your tool should be wide (like 1/4") where you hold it (with a needlenose) and get down to .060 or less where you're hoping to engage the tab, and the whole thing will be less than 3/4" long.

It's a happy feeling when the d*#% thing finally lets loose...then you can next figure out how to get that wire out of it, and a new one in so it'll stay.

When the pin goes back in there...a simple push will do it...just make sure it's little tab is sticking out enough to grab the step in the plastic again, 'cause you may have bent it up a bit when you removed it. For that, a needle works well.
01-28-2013 09:22 PM
painted jester that looks like a hard plug there is no tool the pins are molded in just run an external wire bypassing the male 1 pin to the wire on the female end of the plug if you cant read the color code use a continuity or ohm meter.

01-28-2013 09:00 PM
Aleksey It's a male plug, yeah I was going to do that but I had a short and a wire melted all the way until the pin
01-28-2013 08:58 PM
painted jester If its a male female connector? Clip the wires on each side of the plug (male and female) they should be the same color code and just connect together to by pass the plug.

01-28-2013 08:09 PM
How do I redo this pin connector?

I need to resolder new wire to it but can't get the pin I need out.. any idea what tool do I use? Thanks.

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