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looking around but can't find them, I am looking for a few new female connectors for the dashboard swithes. does somebody know where to get them? 

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In the USA, we can buy those connectors from hardware or home stores. Any opportunity for a local purchase in Holland? Bring that one spare with you for comparison, of course.

 

A quick Google found several sources...as well as different size designations. So, be aware.

Here's a USA listing:

https://www.te.com/usa-en/plp/standard-circular-connectors/Y30jJ.html

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Atwell Haines

'88 Esprit

Succasunna, NJ USA

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48 minutes ago, CarBuff said:

In the USA, we can buy those connectors from hardware or home stores. Any opportunity for a local purchase in Holland? Bring that one spare with you for comparison, of course.

 

A quick Google found several sources...as well as different size designations. So, be aware.

Here's a USA listing:

https://www.te.com/usa-en/plp/standard-circular-connectors/Y30jJ.html

was hoping someplace closer to home lol.  was looking on google and I guess the 3mm left the US out, is it 1/8" I need to look for or do they call them 0.125" ?  

anyway I am going to search that link, thanks 

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That te.com link was just for education.

Yes, 1/8" = 0.125"

 

In 1985 Lotus was using a mixture of SAE and metric sizes, which is why I suggested bringing that spare with you. Who knows what the exact size of the connectors were? 🤪 Back in the day, they were commonplace.  A LOT more common than Lucas Bullet connectors...

 

Maybe you could cut a few connectors off the Spitfire? 😇

 

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What is the issue with the pictured plug?  If it has loosened (enlarged) connectors, a strategic squeeze with a scribe would tighten them up without needing to replace. (On USA cars, though, identical connectors were used in the high-amperage  fuel pump circuits, and they would literally burn up!)

Atwell Haines

'88 Esprit

Succasunna, NJ USA

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45 minutes ago, CarBuff said:

 

Maybe you could cut a few connectors off the Spitfire? 😇

 

What is the issue with the pictured plug?  If it has loosened (enlarged) connectors, a strategic squeeze with a scribe would tighten them up without needing to replace. (On USA cars, though, identical connectors were used in the high-amperage  fuel pump circuits, and they would literally burn up!)

the spitfire? nothing standard anymore I'm afraid....

some of the connectors are badly crimped with half broken wires. I want to make the wire loom a bit more reliable and convert to relay's for the heavy loaded one's.  

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Try autosparks, I get all my stuff from there and that is a standard connector. Reuse the housing. Also buy their crimp tool if you havnt got one, the ebay ones are cheap, but most are useless.

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The Autosparks bit looks to be the same as that depicted on the Minispares site, promising substitute for our originals perhaps. I queried Autosparks for confirmation but the reply was indifferent and non-committal. Thanks for the links chaps!

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On 27/09/2021 at 12:16, sailorbob said:

Is it the connector or the terminals you are looking for? If it is the terminals, they could be Rists terminals:

51101169 - 0.65 mm2 - 1.00 mm2 (brass)

51102269 - 0.65 mm2 - 1.00 mm2

51101170 - 1.30 mm2 - 2.00 mm2

 

looks like it, but out of stock.......

 

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On 27/09/2021 at 13:45, NG5 said:

yes they are the one's as well, but again out of stock.... looks like it is lucas/rists so we are coming closer

thanks so far! 

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Brown and Gammons seem to have ones with the lucas number in stock

https://www.ukmgparts.com/product/accessory-nutsbolts-nuts-bolts-washers-ancillaries/connector-female-rocker-switch-cwb530

but they do look slightly different to genuine Lucas ones

https://www.autoelectricalspares.co.uk/lucas-cwb530-3mm-socket-terminal-x-1-4410-p.asp

 

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the Brown and Gammons are wrong, maybe they will work but the locking is different, also I have seen many differents in lenght (shorter one's) I don't want to take a risk so will be looking for he lucas terminals  

 

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