How to Replace or Remove a Wire Harness Connector

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. 

If the wiring harness is faulty, it needs to be replaced. You may need to do this repair if an electrical connector melts or burns for example.A melted or burned electrical connector can heat up and cause a fire if not replaced as soon as possible.

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. 

Also Check: Push in Terminal Wire Block Connector

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 theconnector 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. 


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