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TE Connectivity AMP Superseal connectors

Discussion in 'Chat & Tech Info' started by Rafael, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Rafael

    Rafael GT Reference

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    I'm chasing down a gremlin in the Quota ignition switch wiring. Isolated the problem to low voltage from the wiring harness - red wire position one in the connector it's only getting 4 volts. Anyway before I start looking for a bad connection at the other end of the wire I want remove the male terminal from the holder/connector and found it wasn't as easy as the female terminal.

    Any one have any tips on removing the male terminal w/o the factory tool? I found the factory tool - looks like is should be $2 tops but it's $45 and, not sure, but it looks like two are needed. If I have to run a bypass to get around the fault I'll have to replace the terminal.

    thanks
     
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    Rafael, have you got a picture? I have made similar in the past...
     
  3. Rafael

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    Hi Tony

    Here's a link to a drawing of the tool. I thought I might be able to make one but it's too small and detailed. http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/418/_785084_O-72058.pdf

    I might have figured out how to remove the secondary retainer (the red part). It reqires 3 hands two to lift the tangs with jewelers screw drivers and one to hook the retainer and pull it out. I'll try it next week.
     
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    Rafael,

    It probably wouldn't take too much effort providing you had the right sized solid stock (even mild steel), you would need a set of needle files (available at electronic hobbyist shops) and bit of patience to get a working model.
     
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    I got the files already but I can't work at that size. Did you note the diameter? 1.3mm. A bicycle spoke is 2mm. I've repaired threads before on a M6 bolt - and accuracy was lacking. The flat file is thicker than 2mm so there no way for me to get that flat spot in the valley done.
     
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    Hi Rafael

    I have a tool that is a non AMP product and it works well, it too was a ridiculous price for what it is. Its just got a ramp on the end, no hook.

    Anyway you can get them unhooked from the catch in the housing with a jewelers screwdriver and a bit of patience.

    First you need to remove the red cover inside the plug, a pair of small long nose pliers should do that, it pulls straight out, forward.

    Once that's out get a flashlight and look into the plug and you'll see the catches in the housing that the pins lock to. Insert an appropriately small jewelers driver or something similar along the top of the pin and slide it in. Bend the screwdriver down onto the pin and with a bit of luck it will release the catch. While you've got it like that give the wire at the back of the plug a light tug backward, if you've disengaged the catch the pin should move backwards out of the plug. They insert and release from the back.

    Its fiddly but can be done its easier once you've done it a few times good luck

    John
     

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