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  • noddy59 Posts: 58
    western austailia
    Stock Poster noddy59
    26 Jan 2019 05:17 PM
    So guys, I have already posted this question in the workshop, 100 views and not one reply so I thought why not ask the people who would most likely know. 
    Headlight shell has cracked up with fatigue, 37 years old, so not a bad run, trouble is HD weren't thinking about the future, all of the wiring harness plugs are in the headlight shell and the holes in the back are a lot smaller than the plugs, question is, do I really need to cut the 30 odd wires and splice it all back together. ?
    Thanks Noddy 
  • steelo Posts: 2271
    Adelaide
    Motor Head steelo
    26 Jan 2019 06:12 PM
    Noddy. Thanks for posting. No matter where you post, most of the members look at their unread posts. If you have had a hundred views and no reply, it's because no one has an answer - yet.
    I think the plugs are there for convenience. The wires (and the little copper tips) can be gently pried from the plug with a thin screwdriver. (google it) someone might chime in.
    Pull the harness out and then reinsert the wires back into the plug. Could still be an effort if you are colour blind. Might have to get a dog or mate or pay someone. I'd take a heap of good resolution photos of the plugs and colours / location. Good luck.

  • tussuck Posts: 1663
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    26 Jan 2019 06:16 PM
    I have done this before!  No need to cut cables.
  • noddy59 Posts: 58
    western austailia
    Stock Poster noddy59
    26 Jan 2019 07:12 PM
    Thanks guys, my boss said he has a pin removal tool ,just have to hope he can find it , still a hellova job.
  • Wideglider Posts: 494
    Illawarra NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Wideglider
    27 Jan 2019 12:29 AM
    Hey noddy, as steelo says - take good photos. This means purposeful photos in focus, I have seen some photos from others that are useless.
    Best to also make a drawing. All of this saves time in the long run. 
  • noddy59 Posts: 58
    western austailia
    Stock Poster noddy59
    27 Jan 2019 01:12 PM
    Ok , got the male plugs sorted but as usual the females are giving me grief, ripped a telescopic aerial off an old car and the smaller section fits pretty neatly into the socket and over the outside of the pin ,
    am I missing something here? . Tried youtube but I can't find any references to the female. 

    Cheers and tia
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1000
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    27 Jan 2019 01:26 PM
    Quoting noddy59 on 27 Jan 2019 01:12 PM
    Ok , got the male plugs sorted but as usual the females are giving me grief, ripped a telescopic aerial off an old car and the smaller section fits pretty neatly into the socket and over the outside of the pin ,
    am I missing something here? . Tried youtube but I can't find any references to the female. 

    Cheers and tia
    do you have round or flat pins ?
  • noddy59 Posts: 58
    western austailia
    Stock Poster noddy59
    27 Jan 2019 01:38 PM
    Round pins. 
  • noddy59 Posts: 58
    western austailia
    Stock Poster noddy59
    27 Jan 2019 02:28 PM
    Necessity is the mother of invention they say. 
    Made another tool using an aligator clip and hey presto. 
    Thanks for your time and help 
    ?
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1000
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    27 Jan 2019 03:39 PM
    Quoting noddy59 on 27 Jan 2019 02:28 PM
    Necessity is the mother of invention they say. 
    Made another tool using an aligator clip and hey presto. 
    Thanks for your time and help 
    ?
    ok,your all good then.pins and connectors can be painful without the " right " tool.would love  jhon deerse pin tool kit ....but the price is over the top,piece of well flattened and filed mig wire works well.as steelo said,drawings/pics save a huge amount of grief.cheers.
  • noddy59 Posts: 58
    western austailia
    Stock Poster noddy59
    28 Jan 2019 09:40 PM
    Woo Hoo  , first was no start ,r f indicator plays lrear ,apply front brakes, engine turns over .Ffffs .got engine /break sorted , fuck around with indicators,  give up ,swapped wires at rear plugs ,
    it seems to work , took lot's of pictures,  made lots of drawings and notes, hmm ,even got the missus to check the colors ,and sstill managed to fuck up . Not a nice job. 
    Anyone  tackling this one needs lot's of patience, good eyesight and some can do attitude. 
    Thanks for your help. 

    Noddy 59

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