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balpo

main electrical connector for front bumper cover 2008 boxster S

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part number please, Plus, what tool does one need to use to replace it. I think there is a specialized electrical tool - what is it called and how do you use it to remove old pins from old connector and put in the new one?

Lithiums excellent tutorial on bumper removal states "

On the passenger side, you’ll need to disconnect the electric connector that powers your fog lamps/city

lights. To make this part easier, I suggest detaching the connector from the metal piece. Then, just push

down on the connector clip and pull the plugs apart. I had a tough time first time around... but bear with

it." unfortunately the connector clip is broken...

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I'm not sure you can purchase this connector without the harness. The retaining clips break often and I just use a plastic zip tie to keep the connector held together.

As for the removal tool, I have a kit sold by Mac Tools that has about 12 or 14 pieces that has always worked on any connector to date.

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Wvicary - thanks! It is a bit reassuring to learn about others breaking the retaining clips.

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Many people break the retaining clip because they don't know how to release the connector. You need to push the connectors together first,press the release tab then pull the connector part.... works every time.

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Wish I knew the secret handshake first.

Thanks Wvickary! I'll have to see if it will come apart now that there is no more release tab to push on.

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