How to de-pin a Delco ECU/PCM plug video

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How to de-pin a Delco ECU/PCM plug video

Postby Biggvl » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:29 am

Hi all, thought I might share this, this works on all VN - VY Delco plugs, hopefully someone finds it helpful.



https://youtu.be/fGWnH2I_DpA
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Re: How to de-pin a Delco ECU/PCM plug video

Postby Tazzi » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:39 am

Using a rivet... Champion :thumbup:

What tool do you use for crimping the pins? Iv got one from Masters, ratcheting type, although.. unless I get it absolutely perfect, it wont go into the plugs properly.
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Re: How to de-pin a Delco ECU/PCM plug video

Postby Biggvl » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:43 am

Yeah, cheap/poor quality crimps usually cause more bad than good.

Ill take some photos tonight for you.
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Re: How to de-pin a Delco ECU/PCM plug video

Postby Holden202T » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:52 am

I've never actually tried to crimp one, but I have a bag full off old ones with 12 inches of wire on them I use when I need to add something to a loom like a flex output etc.

on the removal process, the only tip I can add, when your pushing the tool into the slot, push from the back to keep the pin right up at the front of the plug, so when you put the tool in that little tab doesn't get caught on the spot its retained, then once the tool is right in pull the wire out

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Re: How to de-pin a Delco ECU/PCM plug video

Postby Tazzi » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:22 am

Biggvl wrote:Yeah, cheap/poor quality crimps usually cause more bad than good.

Ill take some photos tonight for you.


I think the masters one I got, is for a different type of pin, so when I crimp the ones Im using, the full thing ends up rounded.
I got one of the workers to demonstrate on the three main crimpers there, and the one I bought was the only one we could figure out :lol:

Might run past masters today and take some pictures.
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Re: How to de-pin a Delco ECU/PCM plug video

Postby The1 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:28 pm

nice tool! I always ended up filling a match stick down a little.

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Re: How to de-pin a Delco ECU/PCM plug video

Postby Holden202T » Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:50 pm

jewels screw drivers are good, or a piece of oxy welding wire, as long as they don't bend easily usually works well

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Re: How to de-pin a Delco ECU/PCM plug video

Postby Biggvl » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:10 pm

So got to spend some time in the shed tonight, and as promised took some photos of a pin that i crimped. Below are my tools of choice, the crimping pliars im pretty sure are sold by tycab.

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Its really important to start with a good bared wire to the correct lenght to suit the terminal you are crimping
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And that is what it looks like when you get it right. Its a good idea to practice on some scrap wire prior to wasting all your parts and time.
Its also very important to have the right size cable, terminal and connector for the job. A great result always comes from propper planing.
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Re: How to de-pin a Delco ECU/PCM plug video

Postby vlad01 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:31 pm

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Re: How to de-pin a Delco ECU/PCM plug video

Postby Biggvl » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:45 am

Made this little video the other day, hope someone finds it helpful
http://youtu.be/0serB-vuTZI
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