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External voltage reg. plug

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Hi, I was going to clean the grounds at the external voltage reg. The harness plug is stuck in the VR. Is there a trick? Have the regulator and plug just become overly attached to one another during the past 20 years? Thanks Alex

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If you're unable to save the plug, and the plug is not available from BMW (I seem to recall these were on backorder) you might try classic VW websites for a new one. I just replaced a couple of these on some old VW busses at work. The special "locking" connectors* inside can be a tad tough to get. (BMW discontinued them) but they're available from specialty auto electric places.

 

*The connectors have tiny spines / tabs on them that lock them in to the plastic plug. 

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Is there a way to unlock them? Car, “ Ran When Parked”. Just reawakening after a long rest. It wasn’t broken when parked, except the typical wonky temperature gauge. It may be best to leave it alone unless I can unlocked that plug or the voltage regulator dies. It’s cold in the garage, maybe being warm from some electrons running through the wires would help. Thanks Alex

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