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    Pin removal tool for Amp connectors

    Does anyone happen to know which tool fits the round pin terminals on a 1999 R1100RT. I'm making one good wiring harness from two and need to swap some of the plastic Amp connectors, including the ones for the fuel pump plate and key switch. I don't know which series they are so the next step is to work backward from a part # but I figured I'd see if anyone has already been down this road.


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    I did some wiring harness work on my 1997 R1100GS, and assume the connectors are the same. Although manufactured by, and labeled, "AMP" I found the pins, sockets, and housings are a proprietary design for BMW and unavailable to the general public. I ended up going to the local BMW car dealer (bike dealer was no help) and ordering pins/sockets with pigtail wire attached. Some parts research was needed but I found the same parts used in the radio connection of a 3 series IIRC. www.realoem.com might be helpful to cross reference parts.

    I was reusing the stock housings, so if you hare replacing the housing you will be able to easily find compatible pins and sockets.

    I bought a generic pin/socket extractor from a local electronics shop. I suspect you can use something like a small screwdriver or small, dull nail to push the pin/socket out of the housing.
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    I have done lots of wiring mods to BMW harnesses. As already stated, all the AMP components are BMW source only. My company purchases many AMP parts and this line of components is off limits to us as well.

    As for the pin extractor, I was not able source a manufactured one, so I made up my own.

    I custom machine them up as a service.

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    GSAddict - Is it a 2.8mm ID & 3.3mm OD on the tool for the male pins?

    If so, I may just order this kit to have it this week:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sir-Tools-Fo...679323&vxp=mtr

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    Quote Originally Posted by rxcrider View Post
    GSAddict - Is it a 2.8mm ID & 3.3mm OD on the tool for the male pins?

    If so, I may just order this kit to have it this week:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sir-Tools-Fo...679323&vxp=mtr
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    Thanks for letting me know I was headed down the wrong path


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    Path corrected and a temporary solution found in the eraser holder of an old Pentel mechanical pencil. GSAddict - I'll be in touch shortly.










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    Quote Originally Posted by rxcrider View Post
    Path corrected and a temporary solution found in the eraser holder of an old Pentel mechanical pencil. GSAddict - I'll be in touch shortly.



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    Instead of AMP think Kabelex.

    For sure not BMW exclusive.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sir-Tools-...Barbs/16551195
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    I used a D-sub insertion/extraction tool (red/white):



    I flatten out the brass side. Crimp pins popped right out.

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    BMW sells a really nice tool for those; I have one. It's part of a set but I just bought the one for the larger pins as found on the fuel tank connector and the HES. I used it just this afternoon.

    I hope I remember to post the tool number tomorrow when I get back to the shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Instead of AMP think Kabelex.

    For sure not BMW exclusive.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sir-Tools-...Barbs/16551195
    I almost went that route until I learned what I needed. There are two issues with them - none of the diameters listed are what is needed and even if one of them is close to working, it isn't long enough for the fuel pump connector at 13mm.

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