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post #1 of 13 Old 01-03-2017, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Broken Front Heated Seat Connector Wire

I have never been accused of having a delicate touch, and it seems like everything I lay my hands on has a way of ending up damaged. So I just noticed in removing my front seat one of the wires going into the connector had pulled out. I was wondering if there is a way to repair this instead of paying about $75 for a replacement cable. I guess another option would be to see if I can buy just the replacement connector.

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Take the pins out of the connector and solder the wire back on.
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Take the pins out of the connector and solder the wire back on.
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OK, I am not sure how to take the pins out. Is there a way to take this connector apart? I could not see any pins to remove.

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Looks like the wire actually broke and not pulled out. I havent really looked at these but they look different than regular Weatherpack style with removable pins. Not sure if repairable.

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You need a "pin pusher" to get the pin out. There is a thread on a bmw car forum that has a part number for it. I would think the cars use the same connectors. Although there could be different sizes..
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Looks like the wire actually broke and not pulled out. I havent really looked at these but they look different than regular Weatherpack style with removable pins. Not sure if repairable.
Tim, I am thinking you are correct. I may attempt to dissect the connector, but upon first glance I haven't found a way to take it apart. I'm sure I will destroy it. I guess I will have to buy a new connector and splice it to the wires. I think I saw a similar connector repair kit for like $25 that BMW offers.

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Is the broken connector on the short cable or the connector coming out of the seat?
Regardless, if all else fails, make a soldered connection at the broken end. You should still be able to remove the seat by disconnecting the short cable at the remaining good connection. Save the good connector parts you had to cut off and maybe later you can find a mating end and will be able to repair it back to original.
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Is the broken connector on the short cable or the connector coming out of the seat?
Regardless, if all else fails, make a soldered connection at the broken end. You should still be able to remove the seat by disconnecting the short cable at the remaining good connection. Save the good connector parts you had to cut off and maybe later you can find a mating end and will be able to repair it back to original.
Steve, it is on the short cable which you can detach from cable coming out of the seat. Wires are so tiny and not sure if I could make a soldered connecting where wire goes into connector. I appreciate all the responses so far.

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As far as I can tell on real oem you can order the connector and cable together as a part.
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On the parts list it shows cable (w/connectors) at $85. Ouch!

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