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    Default Replacing gm weather pack connector

    My throttle position sensor harness connector is shot from age/heat. It plugs in still but tab broke off and it cracked in half where the rubber seal is. I found the BWD replacement. My question is does anyone know if soldering the new wires will create any kind of problem with resistance or anything, or should i use heat shrink cromp butt connectors or does either one work?



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    Solder and heat shrink would be best. A good solder repair is electrically as good as new.

    The only circuit that can be an issue on repaired connections is the O2 sensor.
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    I upgraded out of necessity on that same connector (TPS) from Weatherpack to Metripack when doing my LX9 swap. I did it the lazy way (twist wires together, wrap liberally in electrical tape) and, aside from one of the wires coming apart one time, I haven't had any issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciera91 View Post
    ...if soldering the new wires...
    They make a tool to remove those pins, and you just buy another connector

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85_Ciera_Rebuild View Post
    They make a tool to remove those pins, and you just buy another connector

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    Was easier just to cut and solder/heatshrink the BWD replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciera91 View Post
    Was easier just to cut and solder/heatshrink the BWD replacement.
    I have a tool to remove the pins...like within one minute, its done.

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