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Old 01-17-2020, 06:21 AM   #1
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Default repair broken Espar connector wire

So I was adding a remote temperature sensor to my Espar D2. That went fine. In the process of this I broke a wire off a connector leading to my EasyStart Select. the heater is not working now.

Off course it is a very weird connector. I was able to push out the white locking plug. However, I cannot figure out how to get the pin out. It seems like a very particular pin too. Not sure if I can find another one.

Any suggestions on how to remove and repair the pin? I suppose if I can get the pin out I can try and re-attach a wire to it...tricky. Alternatively, I suppose I could cut off the whole connector and find a new one to attach the wires.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: repair broken Espar connector wire

I did exactly the same thing.

Couldn't find a similar connector so just noted the wire positions, disconnected the battery and snipped off the original connector and replaced it with a generic one from Amazon (or maybe eBay)

It's worked absolutely fine for about a year now.
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Default Re: repair broken Espar connector wire

Here's what I used:



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Default Re: repair broken Espar connector wire

In addition to the locking insert, there are 1 or 2 locking tabs on the pin itself. I have had luck with fine tweezers or a jewelers screwdriver. The pin release tools are also a good option.

You could also just bypass the espar connector and use some spade terminals instead. Not elegant, but it will work.
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:46 AM   #5
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Default Re: repair broken Espar connector wire

I dragged an expert in from work. Got the pin removed. We even happened to have more of the exact pin in the lab. We even have a super pro tool for crimping. Hopefully, I should be able to fix it now.....as long as I did not mangle the plastic part too much. Thx for input all.
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Old 01-18-2020, 05:49 AM   #6
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The heat is on!
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