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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Apr-23-2017, 06:44:28 PM   #1
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Default How to Disassemble This Xenon Ballast Connector???

I need to pull the wires from one of my Xenon ballast connectors to install a new rubber boot. I have looked at the connector from all angles, pull the tiny plastic tab back and squeezed the big tab on the side - with no results.

It appears that the 3-wire triangle may pull out as one small piece - which would be enough for my needs to slip the boot over it. But nothing seems to be working.

Has anyone ever assembled or disassembled this connector?


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Default Re: How to Disassemble This Xenon Ballast Connector???

The big tab is only to secure the connector to the ballast.

The small tab locks the triangular part with the wires to the connector. Pull it as you push the part with the wires forward. Then you'll have a white clip that you will need to move to the side to give you access to the terminals/pins themselves. Pick tool on the springy part as you pull the wire out to depin.
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The big tab is only to secure the connector to the ballast.

The small tab locks the triangular part with the wires to the connector. Pull it as you push the part with the wires forward. Then you'll have a white clip that you will need to move to the side to give you access to the terminals/pins themselves. Pick tool on the springy part as you pull the wire out to depin.
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