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Rear light cluster wiring plug

I have had to change the rear light cluster on my Tipo (nearside inner cluster - the one on the boot). The original one was smashed. Unfortunately, 2 of the connecting pins on the old unit have corroded due to water getting into the system and due to that, the pins have come off the unit and are stuck in the plug itself.

Any suggestions on how to fix it without (as Northgate Fiat, Canterbury suggested) having to change the entire wiring loom?
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I have had to change the rear light cluster on my Tipo (nearside inner cluster - the one on the boot). The original one was smashed. Unfortunately, 2 of the connecting pins on the old unit have corroded due to water getting into the system and due to that, the pins have come off the unit and are stuck in the plug itself.

Any suggestions on how to fix it without (as Northgate Fiat, Canterbury suggested) having to change the entire wiring loom?

Similar issue with 500x

Owner bought a foot of loom from a breaker.. and spliced it in.

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Re: Rear light cluster wiring plug

Now I just need to work out how to do that
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Quote Originally Posted by TommyTipo View Post
Now I just need to work out how to do that
Cut wire strip and solder the wires from a new connector onto them
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Re: Rear light cluster wiring plug

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Now I just need to work out how to do that
If you can get hold of a seconda-mano connector (ask the breaker to give you as much cable as they can.. although you only need about 6" to give you some working room), then an auto electrician will be able to fit it in about 20 minutes.

You just need to cut the old connector off, as close to the connector as you can, so that you have as much wire are possible... then strip back each of the wires attached to the car about 1cm.

Do the same on the wires attached to the new connector.

You ought to get some heat-shrink onto the wires at this stage... then solder each wire on the connector to the same colour wire from the car. Let it cool.. then slide the heat shrinky over the joint and heat shrink it.

Do all the wires and Roberto is your mother's brother.


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