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I have a 2014 Goldwing MotorTrike and on the harness they put in to get power to the Trike tailights (16 pin harness that you plug into each end of the rear light harness). A couple of the wires have come loose from the harness. Can you re-insert those into a harness and if so, what is best way to do it?
 

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Did the wires pull out of the contacts or did the contact come out of the connector body with the wire still attached.
If the wire pulled out of the crimp on the contact, you need to remove the contact and reinsert the wire and recriminations. May require opening up the crimp tabs a bit and then recrimp carefully so as not to break or damage the tabs, you may also want to consider soldering those connections.
If the wire and contact pulled from the connector body, check for a small wing or tab the should be sticking up proud of the rest of the contact, if that is bent down or over then it will not lock inside the body correctly. You will need to straighten , if bent over, or bend up high if just bent down and then reinsert. Be sure you put the contact back in the right way around or the lock tab will not find it’s home.
Either repair, once the contact is installed give the wire a good firm tug to be sure it stays put and does not pull back out.
 

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Did the wires pull out of the contacts or did the contact come out of the connector body with the wire still attached.
If the wire pulled out of the crimp on the contact, you need to remove the contact and reinsert the wire and recriminations. May require opening up the crimp tabs a bit and then recrimp carefully so as not to break or damage the tabs, you may also want to consider soldering those connections.
If the wire and contact pulled from the connector body, check for a small wing or tab the should be sticking up proud of the rest of the contact, if that is bent down or over then it will not lock inside the body correctly. You will need to straighten , if bent over, or bend up high if just bent down and then reinsert. Be sure you put the contact back in the right way around or the lock tab will not find it’s home.
Either repair, once the contact is installed give the wire a good firm tug to be sure it stays put and does not pull back out.
The wire came out...The contact is still inside the plug. How co you get the contact out?
 

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Depends on the connector style , but on most you just need a small jewelers screwdriver. Look into the face of the connector to see if you can see the locking tab(s) if you can then select a screwdriver with a tip just a bit more narrow than the tab, press it in to depress the tab below the pocket it sets in, then push the contact out. That works well on Sumitomo type connectors, others are different and some like Delphi Weather packs require a special tool. If you post a photo of the connector body and face I may be able to help a bit more.
 

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OK That is a type of Sumitomo connector, the connector housing unlocks at the back to unlock a retainer, the contacts have a small pocket in them where a plastic tab from the connector drops in to latch it in place. You need to open the retainer bar at the back of the connector and then from the front depress the tab in the contact tunnel to unlock the contact and push or pull the contact out of the housing.
Here are some visual aids and info from Sumitomo to help out, good luck.
 

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I have a 2014 Goldwing MotorTrike and on the harness they put in to get power to the Trike tailights (16 pin harness that you plug into each end of the rear light harness). A couple of the wires have come loose from the harness. Can you re-insert those into a harness and if so, what is best way to do it?
If you have the correct pins, crimping tool, and tools to get the old pins out, then yes you can crimp a new pin on the old wire and install it into the connector.

Another option is this. Cut both ends going into the connector, splice in new wire to give you some length, and by-pass the connector or run the broken wires into a new connector. Usually I do the later.
 
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