Electrical connector help…please

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There must be an easy way to get wire and connector out of the housing or do I need to just buy new (old) parts?
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Sometimes they are tricky. Push the wire into the connector first, insert a flat terminal removal tool, push up to flatten the tab on the terminal, and pull, wiggling the terminal out. It may take several attempts. Make sure the tool is centered and the connector is not melted.
 
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Sometimes they are tricky. Push the wire into the connector first, insert a flat terminal removal tool, push up to flatten the tab on the terminal, and pull, wiggling the terminal out. It may take several attempts. Make sure the tool is centered and the connector is not melted.
Terminal removal tool? I guess I am going to add a new tool to my collection…
 
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There must be an easy way to get wire and connector out of the housing or do I need to just buy new (old) parts?View attachment 2879905


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Terminal removal tool? I guess I am going to add a new tool to my collection…
I have one like this. Bend the flat ones out and they’ll fit in the connector. I’ve run into terminals that needed the small, flat remover shaved down to a smaller width to fit.

There’s a whole spectrum of specific terminal removers. This one has done the job for a couple different projects so far.

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The connector you are working on is likely the horn relay. It would be worth changing since it lives in the engine bay and will begin to crumble apart.
 
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I made a couple removal tools using a couple small file handles and some brazing rod. Very durable. You can see the one on the right has been ground down to be thinner. The thinner one is used for the connectors like you have.



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Insert the tool in the front side of the connector in the little slot, push the terminal up in the housing, you may have to work at pushing that little tab in as @YODA 88 62 described.

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I grab the housing and wire like this so I can pull on the wire while pushing the tool in. Don't pull until the tool is inserted or you will never get it free.

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You will want to bend the little tab back out before reinserting in the new housing.

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The other type housing you may run into doesn't have the tab on the terminal, it has a triangular lock as part of the housing.

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These you go at from the tail end. I use the thicker tool. Insert between the plastic triangle lock and terminal to lift it out of the way.

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I hold it like this then just pull it out of the housing.

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Or you can make your own tool. Pull the metal strip from a discarded windshield wiper blade. File the tip to proper size. Works perfect.

As suggested by @toolsrus.

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I have done a couple like this with different widths and thickness ground into each end. I use them often for all kinds of small tedious projects. And the were free.
 
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Wiper blade steel is a great idea. I typically use one of those small jeweler-type screwdrivers...just about anything will catch the tab on these blade-type connectors.

The new types like Deutsch are a bit pickier.
 
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I’ve had good success with these tools

 

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