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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block Reply with quote

I am having a heck of a time trying to figure out how to remove the wires from the white connector block that connects the wiring harness in the engine bay to the tail light harness. How can I disconnect without cutting the wires?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block Reply with quote

There is a litttle tab that holds the terminal in the block.

Many times you can depress it with a strategically placed bent paper clip or similar. It can be tricky but if you push the wire in a little, that will prevent the tab from having friction against the block when you try to depress it with the paperclip. Then you can usually pull it straight out.

You can see a sample of the tab in this pic (it is most apparent in the middle image):

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block Reply with quote

I would've never figured it out. Ill try this!

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block Reply with quote

We use a small screw driver that I ground down to fit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block Reply with quote

Ron Domeck wrote:
We use a small screw driver that I ground down to fit.


That seems like a great idea! Sometimes the paperclip can be a little too "bendy" and makes it a bit more fiddly of a task than it probably needs to be.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: How to unpin/ separate tail light wires from block Reply with quote

Small screw driver for the win! Got it accomplished. Thanks fellas!
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