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Removing pins from connectors

I am going to be replacing my OEM handlebars with 12" Chubby's Wild 1 Outlaws and am wondering if there is a special tool required to remove the pins at the end of the controls where they go into the connectors. I have some small screwdrivers along with hook and O ring removal tools, will I need another tool?:

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Needle nose pliers to pull the inside of the plug open and a paper clip to release wire. That's all I use. You can buy a tool for molex plugs but its not necessary.


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I am going to be replacing my OEM handlebars with 12" Chubby's Wild 1 Outlaws and am wondering if there is a special tool required to remove the pins at the end of the controls where they go into the connectors. I have some small screwdrivers along with hook and O ring removal tools, will I need another tool?:
Here's the molex tool from the Custom Chrome catalog. Paper clip is a lil cheaper!!! Good luck!

http://customchromecatalog.com/2013/full.asp?page=1009

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I am going to be replacing my OEM handlebars with 12" Chubby's Wild 1 Outlaws and am wondering if there is a special tool required to remove the pins at the end of the controls where they go into the connectors. I have some small screwdrivers along with hook and O ring removal tools, will I need another tool?:
Post #5 & #6 shows you how to take the plug apart.

https://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?t=5694

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A paperclip does work, but an actual tool is a little easier. The hardened metal of the tool will not bend like a paperclip will. They can be had on eBay pretty cheap.

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Use the paperclip from the backside of the connector. Maybe it was just me but I fiddled with that connector for the longest time try to release pin from the wrong side even with the instructions in front of me. After I figured it out it was a breeze.


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A paper clip and needle nose pliers is all you need. There's a lot of info in the handle bar threads.

https://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?t=5694

List of tools needed and institutions
https://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?t=4745

Helpful thread on the wiring
https://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?t=17569

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Thanks for all of the posts guys, very helpful. Here goes nothin.

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