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Does anyone know the part# or where you can buy the pin extraction tool for the various pins in the HU harness?
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I believe they are "very" expensive! Some people have made some out of needles? I think I remember something about getting a needle hot and then put it in some type of plastic? I also believe "teddybgame" does "loan" his out to people in need. But you'll need to return them!
 

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If you're talking about the pins in the RNS-E quad-lock harness... those can be removed without special tools. You just need to disassemble the harness plug then use a small screwdriver to depress the single locking tab while pulling the wire out the back.

If you're needing to move pins in the symphony or concert wiring harnesses, these will require more effort and can be best removed with the pin removal tools.
 

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Thanks, I am going to need the tool to extract the female...

pins from th back of housing that connects to the Telematics module, will one of these tools do the trick?
 

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You should not need a special tool for these. These will be small pins with only one locking tab that you can press with a small knife blade, safety pin, or similar once you have the housing disassembled.
 

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NSX JR said:
You should not need a special tool for these. These will be small pins with only one locking tab that you can press with a small knife blade, safety pin, or similar once you have the housing disassembled.
Did you actually see the 42 pin Telematics connector or is this a guess. I'm still trying to figure out if the pins are the same, that's why I'm asking.
 

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No, I have not seen it in person, but ETKA shows this 42-pin housing is part number 4E0 973 042 and it uses the repair wire pins 000 979 010. From being familiar with the pins and their locking tabs, I am assuming this is very similar to the way the 54-pin housing works with the same pins.
 

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What would be easier trying to disassemble the Telematics connector and removing the pins with some fine tip oject or going through the process of borrowing the extraction tool? Because I want to make sure that I would be able to complete the Bluetooth install especailly if I am taking my passenger seat out.
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CZVT07 said:
What would be easier trying to disassemble the Telematics connector and removing the pins with some fine tip oject or going through the process of borrowing the extraction tool? Because I want to make sure that I would be able to complete the Bluetooth install especailly if I am taking my passenger seat out.
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IMHO the extractor tools are only required for pins with two locking tabs (e.g., 000-979-131 and 133). For the smaller pins with only one locking tab, such as the 000-979-010, 009, 018... there is no extractor tool required. Just something small that you can depress the single locking tab with one hand and pull the pin out of the housing with the other hand.

Either way, you have to disassemble the housing to get the pins out at all.
 

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The 42pin plug should look very similar to this one:
[siteimg:326eed2745]454[/siteimg:326eed2745]

You slide the white piece out after removing the dark red locking piece, then to use a very small screwdriver or similar to depress the locking tab through the whole that you can see at the top side of the white piece.

If you look close enough at the grey connector you can even see the numbers (1,16,17 and 32 in this case).
 

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No tool needed... just use a small screwdriver.. they pins pull out and will fit int he new connector... very easy swap.
 

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AudiA4B6US said:
The 42pin plug should look very similar to this one:
[siteimg:8d556ba9d8]454[/siteimg:8d556ba9d8]

You slide the white piece out after removing the dark red locking piece, then to use a very small screwdriver or similar to depress the locking tab through the whole that you can see at the top side of the white piece.

If you look close enough at the grey connector you can even see the numbers (1,16,17 and 32 in this case).
(yeap... looks just like that.)
 

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gregtay said:
No tool needed... just use a small screwdriver.. they pins pull out and will fit int he new connector... very easy swap.
I've been saying exactly that for the last year!!!

In over 15 years working on car electrical systems (both personally and at work), I've never used anything other than a screwdriver to release the locks on pins. Providede you use the minimum necessary force there should be no problem.
 
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