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Old 11-03-2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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Melted connector (pic not mine)

I had the same issue as the person from the pic. The connector melted, along with some of the connectors on the wire. For added clarity, the part I'm talking about is the one that attaches the wire to the sockets in the connector shown in the pic.

I was wondering if anyone knows where I can buy some more of the connectors that attach to the wire? I've found some stuff that'* close, but nothing that exactly matches what I need. Local dealer didn't help much.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks for your time!
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It won't open the image for me, says invalid link, so here is the pic.


That connector is a female type connector, do you need one just like that?
Or the male version that plugs into it?

Also, before replacing it I'd be trying to find out what caused it to melt in the first place.
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GM had a recall on it awhile back. Its unlikely they even still have the parts for it anymore. (I had the same car)

Best you can do is, replace each pin on the wires one at a time, remove the melted plastic connector, insert each pin in one at a time and fill it in with epoxy, allow to cure, done.
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Here'* a pic I took that hopefully will clear things up. I am looking for the male connector from wire -> headlight switch connector.




Part I'm looking for is circle (kinda hard to see)

I've already made the switch to a better headlight switch, so I'm not worried about it melting again. I just need the wire connectors and then I'm all set.

Thanks for the help so far though
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Mike, I'll give those connectors a try. Thanks!
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nvm, those connectors you previously linked to are definitely not what i was looking for
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I did not see anybody link any connectors, well other than the ones VigLink automatically make links out of, they are never close to what you are looking for.
You should be able to opt out of getting those links here.
http://www.viglink.com/opt-out/

Have you considered checking local salvage yards?
Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market

You can input the info of your car/location, and select something like headlamp assembly, and those near you that have that for sale, get their number and call them to see if you can but the connector from them.
If you go that route just be sure to properly splice the wires together, solder them, then put some heat-shrink tape around them.
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Problem is, he needs to replace the headlight switch itself. Otherwise, the wires/connector will do it again.
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I should've clarified, Mike. I already have bought a new switch and a new connector for the switch. All I need is the wire connector.
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Your best bet is to scavenge what you need at a boneyard. Probably won't cost you much, if anything. I had the same problem with the '95 Bonneville I had a few years back. I got a switch from a later model Bonneville ('97 or '98 model, I think) and took both halves of the connector, along with about five or six inches of the wiring harness. I think it cost me like six bucks. When I got home, I cut out the melted switch and connector, spliced the wires in for the new one, matching the colors and was good to go. I think there was maybe one wire that had changed colors between the year models, like from white to light blue, but being the last remaining wire, it was pretty obvious.
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