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Old 07-19-2019, 01:15 PM   #1
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So my genset harness has large connectors on each end. My dilemma is should I cut a big hole in the floor to accept the connector, or cut the wires and utilize a much smaller hole, splice wires back together.
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Old 07-19-2019, 01:18 PM   #2
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Cut a hole, pull wire and patch around it. Can you find a “gasket” that would work? Maybe a rubber plug used for plumbing?
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Or, can you get the connectors out of the plug? Are there little plastic tabs holding the connectors in that you can push with a needle and pull out, then reassemble?
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I would personally mark each wire (different coloured marker perhaps?) and the connector then pop the connector pins out. Usually you can slide a safety pin between the crimped connector on the wire to compress the detent and pull it out.
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They apparently make tools for the job.. When I need to do the task I grab whatever pointy metal thing I have lying around.


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There are many designs, but they're mostly similar to this one:





Sometimes the "tang" is on the crimped wire piece. Sometimes it's on the connector housing.
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Cut a hole, pull wire and patch around it. Can you find a “gasket” that would work? Maybe a rubber plug used for plumbing?
Hey, thanks for that. A small rubber plug I can slit to get the wires in and then install in the hole.
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