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I've got several broken injector plugs. It seems that they don't like to be touched when the temperature is below freezing. The little latch part that keeps the plug locked to the injector broke on several plugs.

On another vehicle I owned, it was possible to unclip the end of the wire (with a small prong end to it) and slide it out of the plug so that another plug could be used. Do these OEM plugs act the same way? I've got a spare harness and was wondering if I'll be able to just swap the broken plugs out of the harness that I plan to use in the car next season. If anyone has a suggestion on how to secure the plug to the injector by other means, please do tell.

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FWIW- One of my plug clips broke the same way. I've never had it come loose. They seem to stick to the injector pretty good.

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Keith Novak
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I thought I'd ask about the plugs just in case they can be moved around. I figured I'd slather some dielectric lube on the contacts and hope that they don't come loose.

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You'll probably be fine. The injector plugs on my 1.8 at least are so deep and snug they're a bugger to get off.

I was wondering if there was something you could lube them with to make it *easier* to get them off. I have a hard time getting one hand in there to release the clip and the other to rock it side to side until it pops loose.

Disconnecting plugs in hard to reach places causes me more time and annoyance than just about anything on the car.

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Thanks to Mazda that harness is less than $75. I expected alot more. I just replaced one on a 1.6 because the whole thing seemed brittle.

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Cy

I for one won't mind if your injector plugs come loose. That might help even things up a bit.

I have a couple of connectors in the same condition. See if you can tie wrap it. (Not sure if there is anyway to do it though).

No issues with the connector coming loose all season. They do get checked pretty often though.

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Hehe, I have no idea if my new car is going to as fast as the old (squished) one was [Wink] I'm still a few weeks away from sending it out for the cage. I'm working on swapping engines right now.

The plugs went on pretty solidly last night, so I think I'll be alright. I'll add it to my pre-race checklist.

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