Latest project was a pak rat got into the engine bay of the wife's car and did some wire damage. Luckily it was 6 joints in between a fuel temp sensor connector where I had to cut out and solder in new wire. This project brought to light what would happen if I needed to remove and replace pins at the connector. Plus I have various LED light bar projects for my truck that I want to use water proof connectors with. Im also getting ready to build a wire harness for adding features for tow mirrors on my truck and will be adding wires/pins to the stock connectors. So here are some questions Im looking at.
1. Connector pin removal tool. I've found some cheap universal tools that can remove pins from connectors. What do you use?
2. Connector pin types. When working on different types of connectors from various manufacturers, how do you tell what type of pin is used? Is there a chart that shows which type of pin you will need for a certain type of connector/manufacturer? I don't know the names of the various pins.
3. Tools. Is there a special tool to crimp pins onto wires? What type of crimper for normal types of connectors? What wire strippers do you prefer to use and what type? Im looking for something decent for the budget minded DIY. I don't need high end professional tools either.
Hopefully this will help others here too.