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Door Removal Options, What have you done.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5freak44, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    Heres my problem. Im looking to do the door pins article to my blazer but i have one problem...................

























    13 wires on the passenger side and too many to count on the drivers side.
    Should i just give up now or is there anything i can do to make this possible.
    Or Should i just get 30+ male/ feamale connnectors???

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  2. jekbrown

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    there is a connector up under the dash for both the pass and drivers side that you can disconnect and pull whats left out through the hole in the door frame. Personally, in spite of these "quick" connectors, I found that to be such a PITA that once I disconnected them I left them disconnected until I finally sold my doors.

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    Go to the junkyard and cut out the connectors (plus like a foot of wire) from a truck with the same stuff you've got. You can then make pigtails. You can then pull the factory door harness out and into the door. Then when you want to run doorless you just have the one connector and you can stuff it back in the A-pillar. Since you'll be running without a boot this way you don't have to worry about your factory wires getting hurt.
     
  5. R72K5

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    yeah you could get insulated spade connectors for this

    i need some urls to door pin conversion threads on here

    how do you guys do it ?

    what pins do you go get and where ?
    what diameter are they ? length ?
    bushings ?

    pics ?

    want to do this to my 81


    anyone ?

    thanks
     
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    Very slow and methodic . I used the bullet connectors with built in heatshrink . Crimped on each wire , heatshrinked down as a strain releif . I could swear since I did the wires that mt pass window got slower from the drivers side switch , since its faster with its own doors switch . ( I ain't done the pins yet , I just sharpie marker around hinges and unbolt ;) ) .
     
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    what are all those wires for? Just for power windows and locks, speakers?
    I have 1 wire per door :grin:
     
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    You should use a multipin connector like the factory uses for size, ease of use, and cost. It'd be real easy to take some factory ones, solder the two ends together, and have yourself an extension piece.
     
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    He has power locks, windows, speaker, and the power mirrors. :blush:

    I thought my 8 wires per door was bad :D
     
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    so i have factory connecters in there now, and you are saying to find some more at a junkyard and just solder the new one in.
     
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    Right. You find another set of factory connectors from another vehicle. You cut them with about 8-12" of wire on each side. You then solder these ends so it's a "passthrough" harness. This allows you to "move" the connection to the door area instead of up under the dash. This way you don't have to string wires up under the dash or have 25612435 different spade connectors.

    It doesn't get much easier than that. It'll take you a while to find a vehicle with the connectors and it'll take some soldering. However, when it comes time to pull the doors off it'll be cake.
     
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    i dont know how easy it is going to be finding, a k5 blazer with power mirrors but ill try

    ima also check some newer models
     

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