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DE-pin tool??

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by 78civic, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. 78civic

    78civic Junior Member

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    Good morning, I'd like to know who makes a good (for the price) de-pinning tool.. I really don't want to mess up a good connector by jamming something in there that might damage it.
    But I don't need the tool to be too brittle and snap it off.

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    D15Beater HNFTuning

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    What I use, the samllest flathead works great....

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    I too use the smallest flathead I can find. Just takes a little practice to get good at it.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Eye Glasses repair kit flat head screw driver is perfect.

    Or, file a needle into a similar shape, that also works well.
     
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    78civic Junior Member

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    Again, thanks.. I just have a propensity to shove things into my hands by 'accident'. I've got a few of those for the kids toys.
    Maybe they won't notice one gone.
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    D15Beater HNFTuning

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    Easy...take the smallest flathead, push it into the slot you wanna remove a wire from this will push the locking tab down, the wire will pull out now, then carefully bend the locking tab back up and reinsert. This last step takes finesse, they break easily...GL
     
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    I know this is an old post, but when I was searching through google for a depin tool this thread came up and I started going through everything I had on hand. I found a small finishing nail does the trick perfectly. The two reasons I post this are: one of the first google threads and for the poor person trying to fix their car, it's an extremely cheap tool!
     
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