Connectors for Harness

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Romer, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    I am going to replace the rear taillights as the PO used some non-stocks that are not working very well.

    Thses are wired in by hand and electrical tape.

    I would like to put OEM style connectors on the existing wiring. Anyplace I can get those connectors? If not I guess I'll cut the connectors off the new lights and use the single wire connectors you can crimp on.
     
  2. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    I have not found a place that sells the "toyota" connectors with the corresponding crimp and removal tools...that does not mean that they do not exist....only that I have not ever found them.


    Good luck!


    -Steve
     
  3. ken_79-fj40

    ken_79-fj40

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    I would steer clear of crimp on connectors. I have lots of them fail on me over the years. Now I solder and heat shrink everything I can. As far as plugs, I recently saw a rig where the guy used the 4 pin flat trailer light plugs. Although I think a cruiser needs 5 wires for each on a late model.
     
  4. IDave

    IDave

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    I buy the crimpons, cut off the plastic with a utility knife, and crimp the wire directly, then heatshrink over it. I have some old harnesses from which I can then steal the plastic sleeves where I need to.
     
  5. AlaskanWheeler

    AlaskanWheeler SILVER Star

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    GM style pins are pretty nice and are available in variouse pin applications; that is if your not able to find the Toyota connectors. Waytek,Inc
     
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    spotcruiser Geezer SILVER Star

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    Ken,

    You just need a couple of 4-pin connectors. The Packard 56 connectors work great. They don't have environmental seals like the newer OEM plugs, so I neatly pot the back side of each connector with Ultra-Gray and they are effectively weather-tight.

    Let me know if you want a couple. The shipping is almost more expensive than the parts.

    Todd Bull.
     
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    They do make these with the shrink already on them. We use them on the boat, source IIRC is Granger or McMaster.
     
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