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Posted by David F on October 08, 2001 at 12:04:52:

In Reply to: Dave, any pictures of your method? posted by Scott Marzahl on October 08, 2001 at 11:06:29:

I used the solder method on 2 of my wires and so far so good. Basically, the connectors are crimped on the wire conductor from the factory. I drilled out the connector (axially) so that the plug wire conductor would fit in the new hole. Now, in order to get the solder into the connector, I had to drill a small hole radially (90 degrees) to the plug wire. I used this hole to introduce solder into the connector. If you flow to much solder in the connector, you will plug the hole that the boot snaps into. If this happens, simply drill out the excess solder. This will probably make sense when you see the assembly.

BTW: BMW says you can buy replacement connectors, but my dealer said indefinate backorder (read: you will never get them). I also used pliers to sorta crimp the strain relief in place. I then used a small amount of silicon to glue the wire insulation to the connector (strain relief). Good luck.

Do you have any digital picturs of this. I suspect I have a few bad connections as well. Euarsian said I needed a special tool to repair the connections for these plug wires. Sounds like your soldering method is a whole lot cheaper.

Scott Marzahl

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