Connector sniffing

Hardware inside and outside of the ECU
Post Reply
User avatar
kb1gtt
contributor
contributor
Posts: 3438
Joined: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:42 am
Location: ME of USA
Contact:

Connector sniffing

Post by kb1gtt » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:17 pm

For sniffing an existing connector I would like to suggest the use of wire wrap wire as shown in this video it worked well for me a while back when I sniffed a truck I have. See below attached pictures.

One pictures shows the wire wrapped on a pin. This made a good electrical connection, and the wire was small enough that it fit out the side of the connector.

A different picture shows the wires all hanging out the sides of the harness connector.

The third shows how I made a home made wire wrap tool. I drilled down the center of a small screw, then I drilled at an angle to make the small hole for the wire wrap. My tool didn't happen to fit this particular pin size, so I made one as shown in the picture. Here's a link to my wire wrap tool. http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/e ... 04-ND/5985

I like it as you don't damage the wires.

ImageImageImage
Welcome to the friendlier side of internet crazy :)

Post Reply