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Where to get original headlight connector pins?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by c_w, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. c_w

    c_w Well-Known Member

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    I'm wanting to make a custom headlight convertor loom for some bi-xenon headlights. I've got a "Kufatec" convertor loom which is 10pin to 14pin AUDI OEM connectors but it doesn't seem to be exactly correct. I want to add/change a few of the wires and to do this I need the male and female connector pins that slot into the block connectors (there appears to be two sizes too; 6 large pins/slots and 8 smaller pins/slots on the 14pin plug end).

    Does anyone know a source for just the internal connector pins that would just slot inside the main blackconnector? I need a few of each size (male and female). Thanks!
     
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    Can i ask why you're making a custom loom? Most if not all of the convertors are available
     
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    c_w Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Kufatec convertor loom but I think it may be for 2008-on LED DRL equipped cars, so at the moment the sidelights don't work (and there are 2 grey "external" wires that connect the LED DRLs inside the dash somewhere).

    Initially I just want to add the sidelight wires so if the pin connectors are readily available I just need to add that wire (I'm sure they might just be a standard automotive connector?).
     
  5. Staz

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    You can just buy the standard repair wires from Audi instead of the pins. You don't need any crimping tools then.

    Repair wires and pins can be found on here: http://www.nsxjr.com/Audipins.html The ones for the light connectors are the same as for the RNS-E. I used 000 979 133 for mine :icon_thumright:
     
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    c_w Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic thanks!!!

    I did actually ring a dealer before about thsi and he mentioned the "repair wire" - is this the same as on that website? Also I take it dealers don't sell individual pins like that [just the repair wires already crimped]?
     
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    You can order pins yeah but using the repair wires negates the need for a crimping tool/bodge job. Those are the very same on that site as from Audi/VW/Seat mate :icon_thumright:
     
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    c_w Well-Known Member

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    I needed the male pins more than the female pins with the yellow wire attached, but I will be soldering the connections so it won't be a bodge :p

    I've ordered them from local Audi dealer, thanks again!
     
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    Well you can get the male pins with the wire attached too mate but either way...:icon_thumright:
     
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    c_w Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't see those?? But just noticed them now! (226) lol. As there's not a live link and couldn't see a picture I just went off what I could see to be right.

    However the loose male pins are 30p vs £1.95 for 2 on a wire and it'll be neater using fresh wire on new pins than cutting the pre-pinned wire in two and joining it up to another wire etc.
     

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