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30 Jul 2013 20:19 #15473 by Normy1
There is an electrical connector for the engine at the right front of the engine. This connector is LARGE and looks like something from the '60's.

The wires that lead to this connector? They are GONE, bare, dry rotted and gone. The wires that remain are GREEN, due to corrosion from Florida humidity, bare copper wire! This is the huge bakelite connector at the front right of the car. Normally this connector is under a protective cover.

Thoughts? Ideas as to how to fix this?

N!

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30 Jul 2013 23:58 #15477 by 928mac
Normy, is it the one in front of the rad, in front of the head light bar, on the right.
can you take a picture?

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31 Jul 2013 11:38 #15480 by wallyp
Is this the 14-terminal connector located just under the jump start terminal?

In any case, repair is possible, but not easy. One way is to carefully identify which wire goes to which terminal; disassemble the connector, shorten each wire to get good wire to the individual terminal and reassemble. If the wires are too short to get to good insulation and wire, you might have to chemically clean the wire and add heat-shrink insulation.

You can sometimes buy a used wire harness, but installation isn't easy. You don't want to know how much a new factory harness costs...

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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31 Jul 2013 15:00 #15485 by mm928
You can buy the casing and lid that goes to it, but like Wally said, you need to have some idea of where things go in order to reconnect. I have a picture or two from when I replaced mine. I will post later today when I get home. Hope that will help.

But remind us - Model year - mine is an 83 US auto that you will see pics from

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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03 Aug 2013 18:48 #15501 by 928mac
still waiting for a picture Normy

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03 Aug 2013 19:08 #15502 by mm928
Ooooops ! I totally forgot to provide what I promised....sorry..

I have attached the pics and an article/post I used to fix mine, hope it helps.

Attached files 14 Pin Connector.pdf (246.3 KB) [img]media/attachments/15872=1986-14 Pin Connector_1.jpg[/img] [img]media/attachments/15872=1987-14 Pin connector_2.jpg[/img]

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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03 Sep 2013 19:44 #15819 by Normy1
Yes, that is the one!

Sorry to take so long. This place isn't that website who's name starts with "R" now is it.

I have a screen name there. .|.. That is my middle finger to a certain moderator who's name is Randy!



In any case, I'm adept at fixing wiring. On top of a Porsche 928, a 2001 Subaru Outback, a '97 Ford Aerostar, a '96 Larson All-American boat and as of late a 2014 Lincoln MKZ 2.0 hybrid [hers....sorry-], I have a 1962 house full of wiring issues.



Anyway, guess I need one of those connectors and some some wiring. I thought that Carl over at 928 motorsports had a complete engine wiring harness, but it turns out his product only covers sensors, not this plug. Anyone know where I can get one?

N

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03 Sep 2013 21:23 #15821 by 928mac
What if you ordered the pins and connector from Roger and had a shop repair it for you
Or have a shop use two 6 pin weather pac connectors to repair it.
or if you have a wire stretcher .... ;) ha ha just joking

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04 Sep 2013 07:31 #15822 by he_mech_usmc
Normy,
I have a connector with pigtails approx 4-6 inches long. I was going to use it to repair my connector that was disintegrated, but have used deusch connectors instead.

You can be a mechanic or technician...The choice is in HOW you fix it, not THAT you fix it.

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04 Sep 2013 07:32 #15823 by he_mech_usmc
Normy,
I have a connector with pigtails approx 4-6 inches long. I was going to use it to repair my connector that was disintegrated, but have used deusch connectors instead.

You can be a mechanic or technician...The choice is in HOW you fix it, not THAT you fix it.

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