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Old 10-22-2020, 08:56 AM   #1
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Do the wire connectors on the wiring harness for example the headlights pull apart or are those crimp connections?
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Old 10-22-2020, 09:05 AM   #2
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Ford used what are referred to a bullet connectors. And yes, they pull apart.
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Be sure to use dielectric grease when connecting those bullets. They oxidize very easily and easily loosen.
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Old 10-22-2020, 09:17 AM   #4
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So they should pull apart?
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Old 10-22-2020, 09:36 AM   #5
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If you have original wiring, they do pull apart. The connectors have a "spring loaded" sleeve with ridges inside to "lock" into the groove in the male connector and a rubber cover over the sleeve. Over the years, the rubber becomes very hard, and will sometimes make it difficult to pull the connector out of the sleeve. Dennis Carpenter has the wiring connectors in their catalogue.
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:29 AM   #6
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billybronco1: Yes, they pull apart. Pull one apart and see how they are made. Very "weak" technology but good enough back in those days. Unless you desire a 100 point restoration, you may want to consider installing more modern and secure connectors. Use shrink tubing also, if possible. Lots of good videos on You Tube. Here's a start.
https://www.google.com/search?q=how+...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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Old 10-22-2020, 06:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I have fog lights on my car now, the last guy tried to use them for directionals, will not work because they draw too much. I want to hook the fog lamps up for day time driving lights, when hooked direct to 6v they are bright. I want to use the parking lights inside the headlight cans for the directionals. Also want to put in led tail lights as well as a third brake light.
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:48 PM   #8
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You might want to look at the wireless directional package made by Egypt Garage; Leno’s workaround of choice for simple addition of directional
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:51 PM   #9
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I already have the directionals installed and all the wires have been run so I just want to change a few things
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