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Old 14 Aug 2019, 10:34 am
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On the fan assembly plug:

Though I love smashing things as a "fix" I don't want to have to replace wiring too. There is a sliver of orange sticking out on the sides of the car side of the connector. I have to get the connector uncoupled to install the new one. Are there any YouTube's that actually show how to do this? I am stumped. And yes I did it before but the orange tabs are starting to crack from old age and I need it to stay in one piece. Buying a new one is not an option.
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Old 14 Aug 2019, 11:45 am
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This is why it takes so long for repairs. None of the manuals explain the fan assembly coupler and it requires a magician to unclip it
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Old 14 Aug 2019, 01:31 pm
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Looks like you will need to pull the orange tab out about 1/4" to disconnect it. Then there is a tab on the opposite connector you will depress and it should separate. Sometimes they are stuck and some extra persuasion is required.


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Old 14 Aug 2019, 01:49 pm
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Look at some youtube videos of Chrysler couplers. I'm sure they are out there and they should give you an idea. I think the FSM (Factory Service Manual) shows how they work. I know how they work, but they often break off in my fingers anyway. Sometimes it helps to use one of those dental pick tools, but I have broken them with that as well.
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Looks like you will need to pull the orange tab out about 1/4" to disconnect it. Then there is a tab on the opposite connector you will depress and it should separate. Sometimes they are stuck and some extra persuasion is required.


Best of luck to you.
If it's the left side of the orange tab I tried to tug on it with some needle nose pliers. It was already cracking and now it looks like its missing a front tooth. Pull on what's left anyway?
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Look at some youtube videos of Chrysler couplers. I'm sure they are out there and they should give you an idea. I think the FSM (Factory Service Manual) shows how they work. I know how they work, but they often break off in my fingers anyway. Sometimes it helps to use one of those dental pick tools, but I have broken them with that as well.
I will see your breaking them anyway and raise you an I did that too.
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Old 14 Aug 2019, 05:15 pm
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There isn't ANYONE who on an old car hasn't broken brittle tabs on connectors.

The best you can do lube well (maybe a squirt of WD40), let it sit, a while, and be as gentle as you can.....small flat head screw driver and needle nose pliers are indispensable for "life"!.

Besides....there is always Gorilla Duct Tape!
Better than Duct tape!
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There isn't ANYONE who on an old car hasn't broken brittle tabs on connectors.

The best you can do lube well (maybe a squirt of WD40), let it sit, a while, and be as gentle as you can.....small flat head screw driver and needle nose pliers are indispensable for "life"!.

Besides....there is always Gorilla Duct Tape!
Better than Duct tape!

While at the auto supply place I saw some jb weld epoxy that comes in a tube that supposedly sets hard as steel. If I could put a teeny bit of that to replace the broken tooth I would be fixing the tooth and have a new contact to use to grab the tab.

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I could end up sealing it shut permanently if I goofed.
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