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hi its me, htis a/c is really starting to get to me The pin in the connector on the compressor is bent. Can you replace the connector that is on the compressor? and if so how do you do that? also can you tell me if the wires going to the compressor should be alway hot? I put a volt meter on the connector going to the a/c and there was nothing. but if you put it at the cycling switch you get 12 volts. is this normal? and also when you test your electrical going to the compressor, do you have to have the care running or do you just have to have the ignition on and the a/c on max cool to get a reading? I need all the help I can get.
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Young... if the pin is bent, most likely it could be straightened out instead of needing to be replaced. It would be worth a try. To my knowledge you can not replace just a connector recepticle.

Gently and with a small pick or baby screw driver...gently bend the pin back to where it should be. You ask about the wires being hot, but you also say you have no current there. ??????? The wires might be hot as a general rule of being close to the engine and exhaust. Was the engine and exhaust hot at the time you felt the hot wires?

The car does need to be on and running. If you have voltage at the switch and not at the compressor, there is a good chance you do not have enough freon or you have a bad switch in the system.

A/C problems are usually more frustrating than they are easy. You may want to consider having it serviced by a professional that knows how the system operates and can test the pressure etc.
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