If you do some research you can find the manufacturer, buy the connector and terminals from an electronics supply store and make it yourself for a couple of dollars vs. $50 or $80 from Ford.They are a life saver if you need one though. And you can't get them anywhere else.
If you do some research you can find the manufacturer, buy the connector and terminals from an electronics supply store and make it yourself for a couple of dollars vs. $50 or $80 from Ford.
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Sure, the OE pigtails are expensive, however they come with crimp terminals and weatherproof heat shrink to complete the job. Worth it in my mind.
Pigtails and connectors are very expensive if you can find them online so I went to a local junkyard, snipped the wires and had a pigtail for 6 dollars. Took about 30 minutes of searching for just the exact wiring of the connector so I wouldn't have to fiddle with tiny tools and connectors
Problem is auto manufacturers discontinue the harnesses and connectors. GM discontinued producing the wiring harness for my door windows and I havea 2011 Sierra. That's why aftermarket connectors are so absurdedly expensive cause the car makers discontinue making crap for 10 year old vehicles. Dorman, the king of **** parts, wanted a 100 dollars for a universal 10 pin pigtail so I clipped one off a Tahoe in a junkyard for 6. Took me 30 minutes to find the connector with the right placement of wires so I wouldn't have to play moving them around in the plastic connectorconnectors are more compact and less backprobe friendly than ever before. hacks and even non-hacks find new and exciting ways to break them every day.
99% of shops are calling the dealership parts department for late model stuff. they certainly have the edge over the parts store and the margin is probably great