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Old August 15th, 2010, 05:29 PM
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Question Wiring: Disconnecting/Reconnecting (Replacing Switches)

I'm currently replacing both the wash/wiper switch & the indicator switch. Removed the steering column housing & the steering wheel.

What is the best technique for disconnecting & reconnecting the rubber wiring pin connectors?

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Old August 15th, 2010, 05:45 PM
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I'm currently replacing both the wash/wiper switch & the indicator switch. Removed the steering column housing & the steering wheel.

What is the best technique for disconnecting & reconnecting the rubber wiring pin connectors?

Thanks
pull them apart .... I find holding them between thumb and wrapping my fore finger around one side and doing the same on the other allows be to 'wiggle' them a bit ... after a while they pull apart!
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Old August 15th, 2010, 07:36 PM
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Wiring: Disconnecting/Reconnecting (Replacing Switches)

I did that for a little while. I should wiggle it a little more. Thought there may be a specific technique: holding it with the thumb on the left corner while yin yang it on the other connector. Tanks
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I did that for a little while. I should wiggle it a little more. Thought there may be a specific technique: holding it with the thumb on the left corner while yin yang it on the other connector. Tanks
specific technique on defenders is whatever works! ;-)
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Old August 18th, 2010, 12:45 AM
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Cool wire pin housing disconnected & reconnected

The connectors were easier to connect than they were to disconnect. I was told that's a good sign of a healthy connection: good contact & prevents moisture.

They do take some wiggling; it gave me a blister on my forefinger (though it completely dried up, without popping it, because my body dehydrated from the blistering summer heat today My body needed all the water it can get!). 2 plier wrenches were needed. They were the original switches from '94. A good neighbor who works on his own cars helped me that one. Thanks to the both of you, & for your advice, leastonce. Cheers.
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Next time pack them with dielectric grease when you reassemble.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 01:24 AM
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Gotcha. Thanks for the advice. The '94-'95 indicator & wash/wiper switches are the same. The '97's were using Discovery parts. Always a good idea to hold onto the original housing for the best fit. Make sure your pins are carefully in place when removing & replacing the switches.
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