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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 06, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Bulkhead Connector Replacement

one of the ears on my bulk head connector is broken and I am conteplating repalcing it. I keep losing power to the car and it won't stay on. I have new connector I ordered a while ago.
Has anybody done this? I will use the old fusebox.
Is there a trick to pulling out pins from old connector and putting them in the new one?
Has anybody rigged up snything to hold the connector from the firewall side on?
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The firewall connector will usually stay in place just by the 'goo' applied as a sealer.
The pins can be released fairly easily with a sharp tool to push in the retaining lug and push them out.
There is also a special tool sold by most the major "tool truck" guys to release them. I have several different designs and they all work pretty good.
Be sure to mark the wires and the positions carefully - they are easy to get misplaced

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Re: Bulkhead Connector Replacement

Thanks, vintage 68
are these tools used to push the pin out or pull it out. As for the different tools is it a matter of size or design?
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Yes - size always matters
The connector tools are used to 'push' the connect back out in the direction of the wire.
These connector do come in various designs based on manufacturer of the connector, but the GM type usually one of the twp most common that release just a tag on one side or slide over a barrel shaped connector and depress the two (or more) side lugs to release the connector and allow it to be pushed out.
Many auto part stores will carry the "Lisle" (sp?) brand of auto tools - one of their multi-connector tools is an excellent choice for your tool box.

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Thanks Vintage I just spent an hour on the snap on website and couldn't find anything. Your reply was just in time. After visiting there website I guess you are talking about the hexagonal tool that has 6 different "bits" on the end.
I wish their pictures were bigger!
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Re: Bulkhead Connector Replacement

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... I guess you are talking about the hexagonal tool that has 6 different "bits" on the end.
I wish their pictures were bigger!
That's the one I use quite often
Mine have a green or a red center body - sorta the Ninja-star-of-death for connectors

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