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Hi guys, I had an intermittent fault on my 1996 P38 EAS pump, in that it was in perfect working order, but it was not turning on all the time when it should. I have managed to track down the fault to the four wire female connector on the wiring loom into which the compressor lead actually plugs. One of the spade connectors (the main feed) has oxidised giving a loose a deteriorating contact which now has heat marks.
I have three options as I see it:
1) to wire/solder in a second hand plug from an old wiring loom.
2) to prise apart the socket and solder in a new female spade connector, but I can not see at this stage how to dismantle the connector without breaking something inside it. Or
3) my preferred choice, to buy a new female connector plug and fit it.
My question is does anyone know where I can buy this EAS pump connector new, or failing that where can I find the manufacturer or make of it to to consult? Any help will be appreciated as I do not wish to buy a new loom which disappears into the dashboard!!
Thank you.
 

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Shouldn't a thin nosed pair of pliers be able to prise the wire out?? Then simply solder a new connector on.
 

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The connector block is a compression fit with a press fit cover that only has four thin slots the male spades locate through and one has to push not pull wires from the loom side to release the female spades within it. This would also be an action against chamfered positioning lugs, rather like the Superseal connectors one can buy. I am sure I can do that but don't want to destroy the block in the process and that is the nub of the problem. If I could get a new block I would just break the old one and solder on new spades.
 

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Don't have female connector on bench at moment, but it's very similar to the male one for dismantling. In both cases you have to remove the internal cover, which just pulls out.

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The locking part for the spade is the small plastic tab shown in the the picture below (sorry about quality). The trick is to lever it gently down using very small screwdriver, and then pull the connector. The male part is removed from the rear of the housing, but I suspect the female spade socket is removed from the front.

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Closest connector I have found is this one, but the spacing may not be correct. Waterproofing isn't really an issue, because the connections are inside the EAS box.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Way-Bla...ls-/131599415414?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368
 

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That is excellent thank you very much!!! I really wanted to avoid the "It seems to come apart like this and..." CRACK!...Bugger! That has given me the confidence to do a little tugging :). I shall have a go at it and report back in the next few days I have a few 6.3mm Lucar connectors, so I hope they fit. Thanks very much again pwood999. :)
 
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