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Coil connector repair

870
1,356
Exp. Type
Time Attack
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3-5 Years
SoCal
Thought I would share this, as I’m sure everyone with a Coyote will eventually have issues with the OE coil connectors getting brittle and cracking with normal maintenance. I had 2 of mine break during reassembly, and I couldn’t find any good info on how to make a repair. The aftermarket and OE replacements are a pigtail harness, which are both high priced and overly complex. They lead you towards cutting the factory harness and soldering the pigtails in. These connectors I found on Amazon were the ticket. No cutting the factory harness, and they’re less than $10/ea. Had both replaced in less than 15 minutes and I would say the quality is on par with the OE ones. Here’s a pic of the exploded view for reference, along with the package so you can search easier on Amazon. Grab a couple for your pit box - you’ll thank me later!

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https://www.amazon.com/Aokus-Igniti...5-3fc7933615e8&ref_=pd_gwm_ci_mcx_mr_hp_atf_m
 

Dave_W

Cones - not just for ice cream
622
730
Exp. Type
Autocross
Exp. Level
20+ Years
Connecticut
Did you "depin" and reuse the original pins, or cut them off and crimp on the new ones?
 
870
1,356
Exp. Type
Time Attack
Exp. Level
3-5 Years
SoCal
Did you "depin" and reuse the original pins, or cut them off and crimp on the new ones?
I just depinned and reused the original pins. They’re retained with a plastic tab inside the connector, so the flex required to release them is in the connector housing itself and not the metal pin. The originals looked perfect so I left well enough alone and snapped them into the new housing. Replacement pins will go in the spares box with a couple extra connectors.
 

TymeSlayer

Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...
3,777
2,701
Exp. Type
HPDE
Exp. Level
3-5 Years
Brighton, Colorado
Have done this exact thing. Having the right tools to remove the pins made it easier to do. Good advise to have a few spares lying around.
 

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