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How Do I Use The Molex Pin Extractor Tool?

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craigiz1

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Feb 27, 2002
Location
Pompano Beach, FL
I am doing some interior cleanup in my case and want to sleeve my power leads.
I bought the extractor tool, but don't know how to use it. Am I going to be able to put things back together or should I get a kit to make new ends? I want to shorten the leads to fit nicely in the case without having to much excess.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks. :confused:
 

johan851

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Jul 24, 2002
Location
Seattle, WA
The ends of the connectors have little barbs (inside the connector) you need to push in. I have no clue what this tool looks like...I just use a paperclip or a screwdriver to push the little tabs in.
 
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craigiz1

craigiz1

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Feb 27, 2002
Location
Pompano Beach, FL
Thanks johan851. I've been looking for set's just in case. I'm sure this will be one of those trial and error things. I hope it is worth it.

Happy holidays.
 

Hookem

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Joined
Jul 3, 2001
Location
Houston Texas
I have one of the tools like Chaos Snake has linked to...You just slip it over the pin and push the plunder down...They work like a charm on the female pins...Little tricky with the males...You just have to "center" them and it will push the pin right out...They also make pin removers without the "plundger"...But you have to buy the male and female tools...You just slip them over the pin and pull the wire out the back...If you are going to sleeve your power supply they are well worth the money...Great time saving tool...For the little ole change they cost you cant go wrong...;)