How do you unplug car electrical connectors?
My cousin’s a mechanic, and she’s been helping me work on my Jeep this summer. I don’t want to bombard her with a million more questions—she’s a busy gal! I’m a bit stuck with my current project, and I was wondering how you’re supposed to unplug car electrical connectors? Thanks so much!
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- Take the connection you’d like to disconnect and place it away from the surrounding wires. This allows your hands an easier access point to the connection. If there’s a plastic wire tie on the bundle of wires preventing this, you can use a pair of scissors to cut it.
- There are two ends to the connection, a male and a female end. The male is meant to be inserted into the female end. The female end should have a tap on the sides or on top of the connection.
- Once you locate the tab, hold the female end **in one hand and **push in or down on the locking tab to release it.
- If there’s no tag present,** hold the female end** with a firm grip in one hand, and use your other hand to** pull the male end** from the female receiver. Grab the plastic of the connector, making sure not to pull on the wires.