Those damn connecter thingies - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to   Members

MEGAsquirt A place to collectively sort out this megasquirt gizmo

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-05-2009, 12:55 AM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Renton Washington
Posts: 1,742
Total Cats: 3
Default Those damn connecter thingies

so i was wondering what the correct way to attach a wire to these

im currently in the process of possibly buying a GM 2 bar map sensor for WI
Attached Thumbnails
Those damn connecter thingies-53f6_1.jpg  
SKMetalworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 01:29 AM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
rccote's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 1,591
Total Cats: 10

Proper crimp tool. Had issues with that type too. I think this is the correct tool: D-Sub Pin Crimper -
rccote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 01:40 AM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bellingham, Wa
Posts: 2,732
Total Cats: 3

I just had to figure this out.

Strip the wire, lay it in the left side of those connectors and crimp the edges around it with some small needle nose. Seems to work best if you end up crimping down on some shielding as well so dont strip the wires too close.

Edit: actually, those look a bit different from the ones I just did for my GM IAT. Gotta be similar though.
wayne_curr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 10:08 AM   #4
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
y8s's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 18,746
Total Cats: 316

the "real" crimp tool is like $200. the RS one is "ok".
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 10:17 AM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Severn, MD
Posts: 1,927
Total Cats: 5

I've got two of the "real" ones. They've got a ratcheting type action. I've got a bunch of the pins and connectors like are pictured too.

Anyone need a loaner program?

fmowry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 11:30 AM   #6
Junior Member
kday's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 223
Total Cats: 0

Usually with these type of pins there is one proper (and very expensive) crimp tool, and a variety of not quite right crimp tools (with subtly wrong dies) which will work but probably won't produce a robust connection. For anything that is critical I suggest soldering to the crimp pins rather than using the wrong tool.
kday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 11:51 AM   #7
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 1,367
Total Cats: 16

Yeah, those look similar to the IAT sensor pins. Not having the correct crimper I just used needlenose pliers to crimp it to a mechanically sound condition, and then soldered it. Those little rubber grommets help seal the connector and also provide some strain relief, so make sure the wire you use fits pretty snugly inside them.
ScottFW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 12:04 PM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 39

...Which is why I hate wiring...
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 02:13 PM   #9
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
Joe Perez's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,430
Total Cats: 1,528

The RadioShack D-sub tool (actually, any D-sub tool) is way too small to crimp those pins. You'd be better off using needle-nose pliers and putting a dab of solder on it.

If you have a crimp tool rated for use with Molex 062 pins, that one is almost perfect for these. Mine's an actual Molex-brand ratcheting tool (and it was a couple hundred bucks) but it does an excellent job. The better tools have a multi-level die that crimp the stripped portion and the insulated portion in a single operation, and put a proper little foldover in the crimp ends. Cheaper versions are available that do the main and relief crimps in multiple steps.

This One looks like it might do the job, though I've never tried it.

If you're going to do a small volume of weatherpak pins and want an OK tool, get This One. It's not awesome, but it's cheap and it'll work.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 52 08-28-2016 04:18 AM
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 03:00 PM
My solution for Oiltemp and Oilpressure input into Megasuirt (MS3) Zaphod MEGAsquirt 41 01-24-2016 12:25 PM
WTB Bellhousing Bolts patsmx5 WTB 1 10-01-2015 09:43 AM
Bizarre connection issue? nick470 MEGAsquirt 1 09-30-2015 10:32 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:50 AM.