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Replacing the wire harness for coil - can you reuse 'pins'


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I was changing the spark plugs on my Cayenne and the connector on the top coil will not come off.  Part the 'clip' broke.     Now when you insert the pick tool in that hole it doesnt put the right pressure that allows the clip to release.     I am sure I can get it off with a flat screwdriver or by sliding a pick under the part that catches the clip but I assume the connector will not hold tight after that.

I plan to replace the connector.  My question - Can I remove the wire/pins from the old connector and migrate the pins in to a new one?   Some pictures seem to indicate there is a purple piece that might slide out allowing for the pins to be removed.   Car runs fine now so want to have the right parts/tools on hand before I start.

 

 

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I was changing the spark plugs on my Cayenne and the connector on the top coil will not come off.  Part the 'clip' broke.     Now when you insert the pick tool in that hole it doesnt put the right pressure that allows the clip to release.     I am sure I can get it off with a flat screwdriver or by sliding a pick under the part that catches the clip but I assume the connector will not hold tight after that.

I plan to replace the connector.  My question - Can I remove the wire/pins from the old connector and migrate the pins in to a new one?   Some pictures seem to indicate there is a purple piece that might slide out allowing for the pins to be removed.   Car runs fine now so want to have the right parts/tools on hand before I start.

 

 

1172-1j0_973_724_vag_stekker_4pins.jpg

 

In order to change the wire connectors, you will need the appropriate terminal pin extraction tools, which depress a small locking tang in the terminal pins, allowing them to be removed without damage.

 

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Thanks..  Using that website, I have the 'junior' size timers (pins) on the coil connector.  After an hour or searching for tool I figured out that junior timer is also called JPT (junior power timers).  Amazon seems to have a tool for about $27 shipped..  Will post back after I try it

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A8FXAO0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1NHMHLY9O21KY

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I broke the clip that holds the plug on the coil also. I have a 2006 turbo s. Where can I order the plug housing from? I tried searching the numbers on the plug but nothing. Any help would be great and maybe some pics of how u released it.

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