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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Disconnecting the junction box

I know it may seem that I'm trying to win the dumb question of the year award with my first post on these forums, but I assure you it is an honest question.

Tonight I spent 2 hours trying to track down what seems to be the dreaded headlight issue on my father-in-law's 86 VN750. At this point, it appears to be with the relay in the jb, so to rectify for the time being we're going to do the blue wire move trick.

Except we can't get the darn connector out of the jb....is there a trick to disconnecting this 8-pin connector that we're missing?

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I assume that you've found the tab and have been holding it in/down while trying to wiggle the connector out.

Might be a good bit of corrosion on the connections keeping the wires stuck together. Try using a set of channel locks to give a little bit of extra leverage, though be careful, don't want to go breaking the connector. Once you have it apart, be sure to give all the terminals a good look and clean them up. would be a good idea to apply some dielectric grease to avoid the problem again in the future.

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Pushing on the tab doesn't appear to do anything. While I assume there's supposed to be a tab that can be pressed that then moves a "barb" away from the inside lip of the JB, this doesn't seem to have any room to move down to "unlock" itself.

What a difficult thing to describe with words!

I'll keep trying.
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You have to get something behind the tab that you see and then pull out the plug. You have to lift it up, not push it in.

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spray the crap out of it with wd40 and let it sit a few hours. use your FINGERS to try and get it loose. repeat as needed. i will tell you from experience, if you go sticking screwdrivers in there and using pliers there's a damned good chance you will break the pin. been there and done that. every factory connector on every modern bike should come apart without use of tools. once the pin is broken you will be using tie wraps and crossing your fingers. road grime, rain, car washes, and dust all collect in there. they can be a royal pain to get apart at times. wiggle wiggle spray spray repeat repeat it will eventually come loose! good luck!

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