how to remove push on terminals?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by bumclouds, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. bumclouds

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 18, 2008
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    Hey folks,

    I'm trying to pull off a push-on terminal which is in an old light im scrapping for repairs.

    But no matter how hard i pull, the terminal *wont* come off. It's infuriating..

    It looks a lil bit like this:
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    But with white plastic insulation around it. I think it must require some kind of tool or technique to unlock it.

    Can anyone help?

    Andrew
     
  2. mbxs3

    Active Member

    Oct 14, 2009
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    If it is crimped then the only way to get it apart will be to cut it off. If you are scrapping it, why not cut it off anyways?
     
  3. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    There is no tool to unlock them.
    The connectors are pressed on the cable.

    Normaly you just cut the cable just behind the push-on terminal.

    You could try to remove the plastic with a knive
    and try to open the crimp part with some screwdriver (maybe you can see a slit).
    Be carefull not to hurt yourself.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  4. jpanhalt

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    Jan 18, 2008
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    If you are talking about getting the terminal off its mating spade, sometimes there is a small indent that can make removal difficult. I just use a screwdriver or a tool like a screwdriver with the tip is bent over to make something that looks like a tiny hoe to pry them loose.

    John
     
  5. bumclouds

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    May 18, 2008
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    That's exactly what was there!! There's a little hole on the male part, and a little bit sticking out of the female spade part.. in the end i hacked at it with a little screwdriver and it finally let loose. Not the most elegant way, but it worked. Thanks guys.
     
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