June 25, 2021 2 min read
Replacing, connecting, or disconnecting wire harness connectors is not a difficult job. However, wire harness connectors have interconnection and networks, making it a bit hard to understand the structure.
Hence, people resist replacing a wire harness connector. Even though connectors have exposed wires, compared to connecting a wire harness connector, it is much simpler to replace.
But, the replacement also depends upon the installation process. If you are looking for a way to replace a wire harness connector, keep on reading.
What is a wire harness connector?
Wire harness connectors are electro-mechanical devices that form an electronic signal and connect to a power source or circuit.
In addition to this, they are made of male-ended and female-ended jacks joining together to make an electronic signal. The wire harness connector comes in various sizes, shapes, quality, and dimensions, depending upon the application.
Replacement of a wire harness connector:
If the wire harness connector is not working fine, it needs to be replaced. Let’s learn how to replace a wire harness connector.
Step 1: With the help of a wire cutter, cut the wire loom and pull the wiring out. First, check the condition of the wire; in case of any burning, melting, or tearing.
Step 2: The old and new connectors must be the same. However, an alternative connector can be used; but ensure that the size of both the connectors is the same.
Step 3: Using a wire stripper, strip the wires about the length of the cutting blade.
Step 4: Twist the end of the wires together.
Step 5: Connect the connector to the end of the wires and crimp it down. Tug the wires and test the connection.
Step 6: Melt down the connector with a proper tool, and keep on swaying the melting tool back and forth to prevent the melting of the wires.
Step 7: With the help of electrical tape, wrap the wires with the tape for extra protection.