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Old 05-12-2017, 09:59 PM   #1
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tricky rear wire connector plugs

hi, I would like to know who knows how to open those tricky electric wire connectors. there are 3 of them behind the rear bumper cover. I tried every thing I could think of including you tube help kingskid7

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Old 05-13-2017, 12:05 AM   #2
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It would help if you took a picture, put it on some image sharing site like and linked to it here. Side and back of connector would help, sometimes the rear has a plastic tab you pull out or gently bend to free the mating piece. Sometimes the plastic is just too brittle and breaks then you have to get a new connector.

What are you trying to do that requires opening them?

If I misinterpreted your question and you're not trying to get the wire and metal contacts out of them, only to unplug from the mating connector, typically there is a plastic flap on the side that you slide a screwdriver/etc blade under until it clears a tab on the other piece, keep it held up while you pull the two apart. It too, may be brittle and subject to cracking.
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