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Old 10-20-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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I have to repair two wires coming off of one of the two big main harness connectors next to the battery.

car is a 2002 wrx 5mt. I know you can take the pins out but i cant figure out how

two wires on the big black square plug behind the battery are in need of repair.

I took the big white locking thing off the front but cant get the damn pin out. heres a pic of the two wires im talking about.



I know you can get a specific tool for this application but i dont know what tool I would need.

the connector is the female side of the plug which goes to the bulk head harness.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:46 PM   #2
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bump ttt
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
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You would need a pin extraction tool of some sort like this, I would say.. http://www.xpcgear.com/molexextract.html

But that is just a best guess, those are sealed connections so I don't know the exact mechanics of the pins..
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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After you take out the white thingy theres still little black tabs locking the pins in. I used a really small allan wrench to pop off the locking tabs, even then you need to pry on the back of the wire moderately hard to pull them out.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:02 PM   #5
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jewlers screwdrivers are usually a good bet on things like this if the proper tool isnt available
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:21 PM   #6
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Ya usually just a jewelers screwdriver.

Probably has a little release on the pin side of the plug. Each pin should have it's own separate one. They usually suck to do, but you'll get it.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:51 PM   #7
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I tried all the tools i have. tiny tiny tiny ass screwdrivers, bent bobby pins, sewing needles

I cant get the locking tab to release.

and subaru has about 5 or 6 terminal release tools that you can buy. theyre like 30 bucks each and im not sure which one i need.

aaahhhh!
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:58 PM   #8
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Like I said I got away with doing this with a really small allan wrench, you dont need the specialty tools. Try prying the locking tab and pulling the wire out at the same time. Even after i released the tabs I had to yank the wires out pretty damn hard. You gotta repair the wires anyways, so don't be afraid to show them who's boss.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:03 PM   #9
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Geeze, jewelers screwdriver? Just use a T Pin. I use a pick, but the set cost me $35 off the Snapon truck.

You have to disengage the lock on the pin itself, and then it will slide out (if there's crap in there, YANK it out and hope to god the wire doesn't break). You should be able to cut the wire and fix it with a new pin then.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:44 PM   #10
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Id like to save the pin so i can just pull the wire out, throw some solder and tape it up.

i was just hoping there was a secret special trick i didnt know about!
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:10 AM   #11
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motha ****a...finally got it out.

anyways. im hoping nasioc comes through on this one.

I want to replace the section of wire on those two exposed wires as well as the terminal.

you can buy replacement terminals with pigtails here...

http://subaru.spx.com/DisplayByCateg...px?id=5&page=8

problem is, I have no clue which one i need.

it could be any one of the RK-TFA- tool numbers.

if anyone knows. PLEASE TELL ME!
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:59 AM   #12
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Take it to a dealership. That's about the only thing I can even think of suggesting.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:40 AM   #13
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take my car? it wont drive with those pins out. one is for the throttle position sensor. i can barely even rev the car with it disconnected.

im hoping someone has done a swap and has replaced one of these pins lol.

otherwise im gonna have to go to a junkyard or something and cut off a connector.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:46 AM   #14
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I meant the pin. Get a ride from a friend or something.
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motha ****a...finally got it out.

anyways. im hoping nasioc comes through on this one.

I want to replace the section of wire on those two exposed wires as well as the terminal.

you can buy replacement terminals with pigtails here...

http://subaru.spx.com/DisplayByCateg...px?id=5&page=8

problem is, I have no clue which one i need.

it could be any one of the RK-TFA- tool numbers.

if anyone knows. PLEASE TELL ME!
What does the pin look like???

Typically these connections are grouped under "molex" connectors.. Check DigiKey or Newark electronics for all sorts of pins... watch the specs..
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:54 PM   #16
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the pin looks like every other damn pin

I had it next to a pins from the crank sensor plug, knock sensor plug, bcs plug. and its different. its smaller. the dealers around here are retarded and would never know what i was talking about. if you dont have a part number for em, theyre lost.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:15 PM   #17
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Your local dealer should have a "Subaru Terminal Repair Kit" which comes with all of those different terminal sizes in there. If you take it in and talk to someone at least semi-competent they can match it up with whats in the kit, if theyre nice they might even give you the one you need since they get like 30 of each one.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:57 PM   #18
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yea ill give that a try. thanks for the help
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here is a subaru .pdf that has pics of the part numbers for the terminals, as well as the tools.

http://techinfo.subaru.com/proxy/607...4760668812.pdf
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Does anyone know which tool for this connector?

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