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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer. Check suspension light on.

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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer. Check suspension light on. Relay and compressor changed 1 year ago. Relay pigtail is corroded and have purchased one used. Can the relay pigtail be cut and spliced?
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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Which relay are you splicing and do you have pictures of the damaged wires?

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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

yes that can be cut and spliced, it will need to be soldered to retain the original wire values, or you can purchase the end pins and crimp those on and use the new harness connector and insert new pins in that assembly, the dealer sells the pins for that

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What do you mean soldered or crimped. I saw a crimp piece at motor craft with a heat sleeve (is that what you mean by crimp?)Does the pigtail harness come as a complete unit that can be plugged in to the relay and whatever it is that it connects to at the other end?
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

the crimp piece butt connector your talking about will add resistance to the circuit and cause issues, so if your going to use the harness you have now the connections will need to be soldered, the pins im talking about can be crimped on the end, these are the pins that are actually in the connector, you can get new ones of these and use the connector you have now after removing the old pins, this way you dont have any splices and all new connections

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Where would I buy new pins and what do I ask for? Are the pins standard size or different in each slot? Is there a special tool for removing pins and a special tool for crimping? Any videos you would recommend?
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

you can go to the dealer and they will have then just take the harness you have with you and they will get you the right pins, some auto parts stores carry them but thats a shot in the dark and most parts people will get confused if you ask. To get the pins out you can just use a small pick, when you get the new ones you will see how they clip in and how to get them out, and as far as videos are concerned this one below should be helpful, its focuses on ford pins and how they come apart and go together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB6KcLSCAGU

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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

did you get the right pins?

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