View Full Version : straight pin socket removal!

09/22/2009, 12:34 AM
How do I remove wires from a straight pin socket? Its driving me nuts. I'm trying to reduce the amount of wire from a ballast to the socket in my nano

Shane Hoffman
09/22/2009, 08:18 AM
There is a tool you will need. Some are made of plastic, some are metal with a plastic tip. Go to an electrical supply store. It will have to be more of an all electrical accesories type of store. Take a pic of connector if possible. I believe there are certain size differences in the tools, pending on the size of your wire.

09/22/2009, 08:26 AM
I just use an awl - poke it in next to where the wire goes in and it will loosen the connector. (unplug the lights first! LOL)

09/22/2009, 09:25 AM
So it doesn't go where the pins from the bulb connect? You guys are poking where the wires go in?

09/22/2009, 09:47 AM
Why don't you post up a pic of the connector? Basically, it sounds like you need a pin extractor. There are different sizes for different pin sizes but I believe you can get them at Radio Shack or similar stores.

09/22/2009, 02:03 PM
No one at radio shack knows what to do ill post a pictures soon

09/22/2009, 02:26 PM
i cut the wires from the ballast and then they got stripped.. i tried using another one of the wires to poke in one of the holes and it got stuck with it


09/22/2009, 04:29 PM
okay i figured it out. inside the hole where the wires are coming from the razor pops up to hold the wire, you have to stick a paperclip to push the razor down at the same you pull the wire out