[MR2] anyone ever disassemble one of the green electrical connections?
wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 26 13:02:04 EST 2011
Thanks Bob - before I start cutting up the wire I think I will visit the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Schultz" <bob-schultz at comcast.net>
To: "'William Brandt'" <wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net>; "'MR2 List'" <mr2 at mr2.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 9:10 AM
Subject: RE: [MR2] anyone ever disassemble one of the green electrical
> There are replacement terminals available but given that Toyota uses
> 2,581,425 different terminals, the odds of you finding the right one is
> about zero.
> Some dealers have a box with replacement terminals but will the plastic
> up well enough to remove and replace the terminal anyway.
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> Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 3:44 AM
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> Subject: [MR2] anyone ever disassemble one of the green electrical
> The saga with my 86 continues. I am apparently aggravating the old wiring
> harness that, after 25 years of cooking by the engine - is rather fragile.
> Trying to clear the area to find the broken O2 sensor wire (I think it is
> one of the 2 solid black wires) - I pulled the plug on the distributor
> one of the lead in wires to the plug broke.
> I went down to the wrecking yard and cut off a similar lead so I have an
> extra plug - I'll probably just solder and heat shrink this new plug in
> But - in looking at these plugs it seems that the bottom part is designed
> come out (how else could the factory have installed the wires to the plug
> in the first place?) - it would seem that you could pull the plug apart,
> crimp in the wire and put the plug back together.
> I did notice the last engine that was installed - there is a black plastic
> cover that the wires go into between the cam covers and timing belt
> - mine was missing - probably had disintegrated with the last engine
> I did managed to get another one at the yard although slightly broken -
> they do apparently protect the wiring harness from cooking right on the
> engine - which mine had been doing.
> What will ground these cars eventually I think is cooked wiring
> harnesses -
> and as I have casually examined mine putting in a new one would be a bear
> anyway. None of this stuff I have mentioned is available a the dealer
> Well, that is what is happening lately ...
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