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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 03, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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I bought both factory fit firewall forward harness's, a couple of questions...
1. Are you suppose to remove the cosmoline type grease out of the plig first or just plug it in?

2. I am running an aftermarket elec. dist. and I am choosing to unwrap the new harness and remove the resistor wire and run a new one then re-wrap..what is the best way to de-pin the connector, and is it inboard or outboard of the connector that you push a tool into? with all the grease I cant tell, but im guessing you stick a thin probe or very small screwdriver down one side, on the inside of the connector, pushing in a tab an releasing the pin, am I close?

Also for those looking for the fuse box clips, I am heading towards buying a new underdash harness, I have alot of brittle wire, some shorts, and alot of past owner add ons, but the fuse block is good with no rust, if I do this I have no problem dividing them up for free to those who need....stat tuned...i'm going very slow on my rebuild stuff due to my left arm is broken pretty bad and i'm doing everything with just my right....it's tough, but can be done.....
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 03, 07:42 PM
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If it has standard flat spade terminals you go in from the inboard side. They sell a tool kit for this. On the females the lock tang is on the outside of the flat side. I think the males have to be squeezed together at the base of the spade. Not positive, it's been awhile.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 03, 02:46 AM
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The grease is a the same grease that GM used. It remains on the terminals and prevent corrosion and water infiltration.
If you have not istalled, or altered the harness, send it back to us and we can modify it for the HEI distributor, with correct GM connectors. It will look clean, and plug right in!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 03, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Camarocopo, I already unwrapped depinned and put it back together, it is an accel distributor so I didnt need a GM plug put on, I just terminated the wire into the original open spade, looks good.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 03, 03:03 PM
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Regarding the main plug on the firewall side, can you use black silcone to fill in where the grease is gone?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 03, 03:34 PM
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Only if you NEVER, EVER want to disconnect it again

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