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    Default Connector for front locker question?

    I have one of the black connector harness with the red tab (to separate) that goes into my front locker.
    It appears that i have sheered the wires and it is just dangling there.

    My question, can i just cut the black connectors out and replace with something i can get
    at the auto part store like the pic attached? Or is there more to that connector that i am not aware of?

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    If it's the wire not the connector that's damaged, I'd use a "butt crimp" & "heat shrink with glue liner" solution rather than a new connector. No pic of the actual damage in your case, so hard to tell from your description if that's a possible approach.
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    okay it's the connector to the plunger on the diff... lets see if these pics help explain any.

    From the this pic you can see where i sheered the 2 wires. The zip tie is just holding up the other end off the wiring harness.






    I was hoping to just cut out the old connectors and replace. So you think no issue's with butt crimp and heat shrink.
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    That is it... I'm just not comfortable taking out the gears to replace.
    Never pulled gears, and from what i understand it can be tricky getting back exactly.
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    That plunger looks like it just screws into the housing to me.

    My thought was not to replace the connector with a butt splice, but to fix the cut in the wire and keep the connector - if there was enough wire to do so (need at least 1/2 to 3/4" of wire on each side to work with)
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    I see, well if you wanted you could cut the wires of the new one and splice them to the old plunger and it would work fine, assuming you do a good quality splice job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivoryring View Post
    That plunger looks like it just screws into the housing to me.
    You gotta pop the carrier out to properly engage the plunger....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scerb View Post
    You gotta pop the carrier out to properly engage the plunger....
    See, if he was open he wouldn't have this problem. :)
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    lol! Best argument I've heard in favor of an open diff for a while.
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