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Connector and Socket Sources

Post by gte619n » Thu May 02, 2019 1:21 pm

Fellas,

I've got the dash all apart and redone at JustDashes. It is AMAZING. Gauge cluster was rebuilt by Bavarian Restoration and it also is AMAZING. I've been working on the wiring harness behind the dash with tesa tape, etc because I am insane. I've found some broken connectors and some REALLY crappy work by the PO, so I was wondering if someone had a source for various sockets and connectors.

The things that I am looking for are the two-wire connectors (see attached) and the sockets to the various 2721 blubs that illuminate the headlight/fog light, HVAC controls, cigarette lighter, etc.

Does anyone have a source or substitute?

Thanks!
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Re: Connector and Socket Sources

Post by Ralph in Socal » Fri May 03, 2019 5:14 am

Sent a PM with my email so you can send better pics. I have parts cars and also several cut off connectors for replacements. Thanks

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Re: Connector and Socket Sources

Post by sansouci » Tue May 07, 2019 10:58 am

Here's another non-oem source:


I found a Molex "Plug Housing with Integrated Seal- Valueseal" Numbers 172877-0002 and 172878-0002 which can be bought through Digikey. Molex has great product drawings. Only question is how the wire is fixed to the connector. It mentions "terminal series 173041 and terminal series 173042" It seems that the plug housing holds the terminals. Wire can be 16 or 18 gauge.
Otherwise, the terminals are $0.11 each, the 172878 is $2.03 and the 172877 is $1.81, plus Digikey's S&H. Cheap if it works as Molex Value Seal video says it is waterproof.
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Re: Connector and Socket Sources

Post by gte619n » Tue May 07, 2019 3:42 pm

@sansouci thanks for the tip! I was looking at those connectors and I will give them a try!
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Re: Connector and Socket Sources

Post by tmoretta » Wed May 08, 2019 1:47 pm

I am looking for a connector (female) for right front fog light (M6).

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Re: Connector and Socket Sources

Post by Ralph in Socal » Sat May 11, 2019 5:51 am

Please post a picture of the other side so I can match it up.

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