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Electrical plug tool

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    [Aug 13, 2014]
    can anyone link me to the tool for splitting electrical plugs if such a thing even exists, ive been googling but without the proper name its not much use
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    Big Hammer !!!!!
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    [Aug 14, 2014]
    Maybe you need to be a bit more specific with what plug you are trying to split? A small flat blade screwdrivers seems to undo most things.
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    Just any plug in general, most seem to be the same design in the way the clip together, upon looking at them i figured theres possibly a specific tool although a guess a long thin flat screwdriver would do the job

    On this occasion it was the parking sensors i was unplugging
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    OK, I think I know what you are getting at now, you mean the actual unplugging/clipping of the VAG type plugs. Don't ned a tool to undo them, just index finger on the underside, and thumb on top pressing again the tab, then pull apart HARD! If they are new, it's easy, but with age, they need a firm tug. The button/tab bit feels like there's no movement when you press it, but it's the pulling apart bit that helps it open.
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    Was it not in Audi Driver a few months ago, maybe have a look on "Laser Tools" website as they tend to bring the right things to market quickly. Personally, I have a couple of connectors lying around that I only use to check how to separate these connectors without wrecking the retaining clips, though I reckon I have space to store one of these tools you are asking about, maybe time to look back through some old Audi Drivers!
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    In my mind not really, the above tool is really mainly for removing plug pins and socket pins, the other tool from awesomegti.com is purely for unlocking plugs<>sockets housings from each other, which is what the OP was asking about.
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    Right, now that is my one ordered as well, though out of stock at the moment, they phoned me to let me know - now that is proper service!
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    Erm dont i feel like a proper idiot, was at the parking sensors again today, turns out a screwdriver in the end of the plug with a little twist opens the catch right off,

    Just spend that money on a tool when i could just use a screwdriver :\
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    Yes, sometimes they will come apart very easily, and sometimes not, I have taken quite a few apart and seeing as I've broken one latch, and don't like bodging things by then using a few tie wraps, I bought that tool, so I'd say that you have not wasted your time, shame you did not wait until the tool arrived, now you might not have anything to use it on!!
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    [Sep 20, 2014 at 10:58 PM]
    Well my tool from Awesome arrived yesterday, and that was the very day I decided to remove the rear light clusters from daughter's Ibiza SC, I started the job and then struggled getting the connectors out, grabbed the new tool - a piece of cake, and I've separated quite a few of them in the past, certainly not money wasted!
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