3 Quick Tips

Depinning Automotive Connectors

In this how-to, we are using automotive connector Y210B3. Here are the fitments and functions, below (scroll over each logo)


  • Most Nissan Models

    Front turn signal

  • Most Toyota, 2 Lexus Models

    Front turn signal (Also Lexus)
    AC Compressor (Lexus)

  • Outlander, Lancer

    Daytime running lamp

  • SUVs, Trucks, Van

    Front turn signal (Also Acura)
    Tail lamp for RDX

3 tips to de-pin automotive connectors

To get started, you need to make sure you have the proper tools. 

Y210B3 depin

Time Needed: 15 minutes

Y210B3 Cost: USD 79.99

Things Needed ?

- Tools
- Release Kit
- Carefulness

Required tools:

- De-pin release tools or kit
- Mini screwdriver set
- Terminal release kit (our top seller)

Steps to de-pin your auto connector

Step 1 : Release the "face"

Remove the front face of your connector. In this case it's white and is acting as a secondary lock

Step 2 : Pry, lift up on the face

Using your connector depin tools, gently locate the best area to pry the front face up or away. In this case, it's on the top area of the face. 

Step 3 : Find the "Catch"

Locate the "catch" of your connector
- The "Catch" is the small, plastic tab that's usually built into the connector
- Be very gently because it is easy to break the "catch"

Step 4 : Release the pins/terminals

-Slide your tool into the "catch" and pry the "catch" up or away from the connector body
-This creates an unlocking of the terminals 
-While releasing the "catch" (prying it away without breaking it), pull the terminals/wires out of the connector

Step 5 : While releasing the terminals...

You have pull out the wires at the same time as you are prying up on the catch.
For example: As you use your depin tool to pry up on the catch with one hand, your other hand should be gently and carefully pulling on the terminals/wires on the back-end of the connector

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Eric Palazzolo

Eric Palazzolo is founder and president of FindPigtails.com, a Houston-based company dedicated to providing high-quality automotive connectors and top-shelf customer service to its clients in the collision repair industry.

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