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Offline Red Eagle

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Disconnecting JBox from connectors
« on: January 30, 2018, 02:43:32 am »
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1986 Concours; Jbox needs to be disconnected from wiring connectors; side panel off; fuses removed; plastic connectors have "latching pins" that snap into Jbox body. Do you depress latching pins? Lift up? Connectors seem to "snap" in when seated. I seem to remember removing the connectors before, but don't remember now what i did!
I'd sure appreciate COGs help before I try to send this to Larry for a rebuild.

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Re: Disconnecting JBox from connectors
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 12:35:31 pm »
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1986 Concours; Jbox needs to be disconnected from wiring connectors; side panel off; fuses removed; plastic connectors have "latching pins" that snap into Jbox body. Do you depress latching pins? Lift up? Connectors seem to "snap" in when seated. I seem to remember removing the connectors before, but don't remember now what i did!
I'd sure appreciate COGs help before I try to send this to Larry for a rebuild.

Thanks,

Bob Young
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Squeeze hard on them to disengage their "hooks."

Sometimes it helps to push them into the box receptacle as far as possible before squeezing, but keep steady pressure on them as you retract them out of the box. Wiggling them side-to-side sometimes helps too.







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Re: Disconnecting JBox from connectors
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 02:39:50 pm »
Ya they can be a pain in the butt. I sometimes have to use a
large blade screwdriver to pry them appart. Also WD-40 helps
some, downside it makes everything hard to hold onto.

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Re: Disconnecting JBox from connectors
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 02:55:09 pm »
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Guy:

Thanks for the pictures. That's exactly the info I was looking for. I'll just have to try that method. I figured there was a "latch" point some where in there and the manuals don't reference that at all.

RWolf:
 I thought about WD-40, but also thought about how difficult and slippery the connectors would be. But, thanks anyhow.

I just knew some one here would have answer.

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Re: Disconnecting JBox from connectors
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 12:46:22 am »
Every time I have to fool with mine, I mean to cut off the latches but haven't yet, maybe next time.

Why on earth do we need latches on connectors that require 150 pounds of force to pull them apart?????????  >:(
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Re: Disconnecting JBox from connectors
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 03:05:16 pm »
Nosomo:

Maybe that's my problem......I don't think I have 150 lbs. of force in me!  At 79, that may have been spent in my youth or NOT!

But thanks for the input. It explains that I may have to work a little harder at it than I did. I sure didn't want to screw some thing up by "getting a bigger hammer" scenario.

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